Man killed in drunken brawl, accused held

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IMPHAL, April 28:  A drunken brawl between two neighbours who are also relatives left one of them dead at Kumbi Ithai Barrage Road under Kumbi Police station Bishnupur.

The incident occurred around 3pm, Sunday.

According to the police, Nongmaithem Iboton, 51, son of Lotto of Kumbi Ithai Barrage and Yumnam Babu 60 son of (L) Ibocha were drinking liquor together at the latter’s house. The two were neighbours and related to each other, the police said.

Soon, the two entered into an argument, which led to Babu holding Iboton by his throat and banging him on the wall.

Iboton died at the spot with a head injury, the police said.

Following the incident, Babu fled from the scene, but was later arrested by a team of Kumbi police from his locality around 11pm, Sunday night.

A case has been taken up in this regard.

Meanwhile, family members have accepted the body following the conduct of post mortem at the RIMS morgue.

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