IMPHAL, March 21: A 17-year old youth was knocked down by a speeding Tata winger on March 20 at around 2 pm at Lesum under Lamlai police station along the Imphal Ukhrul Road.
He succumbed to his injury at SHIJA hospital on Friday at around 3 am the next day. The dead body has been handed over to family members after post mortem was conducted at JNIMS morgue.
A family member present at JNIMS morgue identified the 17 year old as Khumukcham Abomcha, son of (L) Khomei of Takhel Mamang Leikai and that the youth was staying at his elder sister’s residence at Sabungkhok Khunou, Yaingangpokpi.
She further said that the incident happened on March 20 at around 2 pm when a speeding Tata winger bearing registration number MN01X- 5980 with passenger on board coming from Ukhrul towards Imphal knocked down the youth at Lesum near a bus stand while he was walking along the road.
He suffered a head injury.
After that Abomcha was rushed to the RIMS casualty for treatment. As his condition deteriorated, Abomcha was taken to SHIJA hospital for further treatment but he was declared death by the doctor of the hospital at around 3 am today.
The dead body has been claimed by the family members after the post mortem was conducted at JNIMS morgue and the Lamlai police have taken up a case regarding the incident.