KANGPOKPI, February 6: A youth identified as A. Shepao, 28 yrs from Makhrelui village located at Senapati DHQ town was brutally beaten to death in DHQ Senapati on February 5 allegedly by NSCN-IM cadres. The deceased youth was a native of Tungjoy village residing at Makhrelui.
According to sources, it was reported that he went to a shop to purchase a sandal with his friend. The incident occurred after the two took a sandal each from the shop belonging to Nirala, a native of Bihar. Later, the deceased A. Shepao was whisked away by suspected NSCM (IM) cadres and beaten to death according to reports.
The body of the deceased was returned in the early hours of February 6 to his residence by some unidentified persons. An agitated crowd gathered this morning to condemn the brutal killing of Shepao but was put on hold because of the ongoing 7th round tripartite talk in the DHQ.
In the late afternoon, the angry mob burned all the goods belonging to Nirala’s shop who reportedly is accused of informing the NSCN cadres.
Meanwhile, the Makhrelui Village Youth has strongly condemned the act of brutally murdering A.Shepao and has demanded for immediate booking of the culprit and punishment as per the law of the land. It has warned that, those responsible should clarify and booked, failure which it will be compelled to launched intense agitation.