Three-year old`s last rite performed, road block imposed

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JIRIBAM, January 23: Dibong locals today brought home the body of the three-year old who was run over by a Tata truck on January 18 from the police station and performed her last rites.

Soon after, a bandh has been imposed along the Jiri-Tipaimukh road by the locals.

Locals also converged together at the residence of the victim identified as Thangjam Memtombi Devi, daughter of Th Ibotombi Singh and Th (o) Mema Devi of Dibong Awang Leikai, Jiribam.

A JAC, which was formed during the meeting has lamented the silence and inaction of the ADC, Jiribam regarding the issue.

The JAC observed that the ADC had assured to bring the owner of the Tata truck involved in the mishap for talks with the family members of the minor victim and the JAC, following which the Jiribam police were allowed to take the dead body.

However, the vehicle owner is yet to come, while the government has not only maintained silence but has also remained inactive, which has only angered the JAC.

Angered over the police inaction, locals had stormed the Jiribam police yesterday; however, a solution cannot be brought.

Meanwhile, considering the plight of the bereaved family, the dead body was brought home and the last rites performed.

As the government has continued to maintain silence over the incident, the JAC and the locals have no other option but to impose the bandh along the Jiri-Tipaimukh road, and further course of agitations will be taken up if the government continue to remain silent.

The road mishap occurred in front of the local MLA’s residence, observed the JAC before appealing to the MLA to look into the matter.

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