Magisterial enquiry into Digbijoy custodial death ordered

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IMPHAL, May 24: The District Magistrate, Imphal West had on May 21 appointed Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Wangoi to conduct a magisterial enquiry into the custodial death of Thoudam Digbijoy Singh, 37, son of Th Nabakumar Singh of Wangoi Makha Leikai in Wangoi Police Station under Imphal West District, Manipur.

37 year old Digbijoy was found dead in a suspicious manner early morning February 26 inside the Wangoi Police Lock-up with one end of his shirt making a noose around his neck and the other end hanging from the door of the lock up.

His father had on February 28, 2014 said during a press conference that Digbijoy was married with three children but on February 22 eloped with another girl following which he was arrested by the Wangoi Police the next day.

Meanwhile, an official notification has said, the terms of reference of the enquiry are facts and circumstances leading to the incident, analysis of the facts and circumstances and findings based on the facts and circumstances and analysis thereof.

Moreover, any person(s) willing or desirous to give oral evidence or produce any material or documents before the Enquiry Magistrate in connection with the enquiry have been asked to submit their details addressed to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Wangoi on or before June 3.

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