Another MoU signatory KCP Nongdrenkhomba accused of killing cadre

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IMPHAL, May 30: A woman has today accused KCP Nongdrenkhomba Group chairman Nongdrenkhomba of killing her son, who is a former PLA member and then became a cadre of the peace signatory outfit KCP Nongdrenkhomba Group.

Speaking to media persons at the Manipur Press Club today, in the presence of her local neighbours, Laiprakpam Memcha said her son L Gophen alias Roshan son of (L) Biren of Lagthabal Phuramakhong Chingya was killed by Nongdrenkhomba on January 4, 2014 and was buried the next day at the Mission Compound Mata Village.

Following the arrest of a cadre of the outfit, the body was recovered by the police on May 17, she continued.

She said her son was a former PLA member and was arrested by the police commandos some five years back from North AOC.

He stayed in the Sajiwa Central Jail for some years during which he was befriended by Nongdrenkhomba, who asked him to join his party, she said.

Gophen joined the KCP Nongdrenkhomba group and signed the MoU with the government last year, she continued.

After signing the MoU, Gophen stayed along with the other cadres of KCP Nongdrenkhomba at their designated camp at 46 Assam Rifles, Churachandpur, she said.

Further recounting her son’s story, Laiprakpam Memcha said last year in December, her son had come home with a 20 day out-pass and after his return to the designated camp, the family lost contact with him.

On May 2, an unknown person came and after identifying himself as a cadre of the PREPAK came to her family and informed that his son had been killed and buried by the KCP Nongdrenkhomba himself.

He further told the family to go search for Gophen at Churachanpur, she said.

The same day a team of the Imphal West cdo had enquired about Ghopen’s whereabouts in the locality, following which the family filed a missing complaint to the Kakwa Police Station, she said.

During the first week of May again, another unknown person made a call from an unknown number and informed that Gophen has been killed by Nongdrenkhomba and buried at Churachandpur, Memcha continued.

Her son’s skeletal remains were recovered by the police on May 17, after a cadre of the outfit was arrested, she further continued.

A cadre identified as Thoi, who was arrested by an Imphal West Cdo team from Patsoi during interrogation had revealed that Gophen’s body was buried at Mission compound mata Village, CCpur, she said.

The family went to Churachandpur on May 17, but was told that the identity of the body is yet to be identified and need to be sent to the forensic experts for confirmation, she continued.

The family conducted Gophen’s last rites with a dummy, she lamented before urging the government to take proper action against culprits.

The locals also threatened to launch intensive forms of agitations if in case the government fail to take proper action in a week’s time.

 

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