Ex-serviceman killed, JAC warns 24 hour highway bandh

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IMPHAL, June 27: A dead body was found on the National Highway No 102 between Nungourok Village and Kanemram Village under Kakching Police Station at around 11.30 pm on Thursday.

Following the report of the body lying on the middle of the road, villagers of the nearby villages who went to the spot identified the deceased as KH Maring alias Heitlhungshel Khaling, 56, son of Shangba Khaling of Nungourok Village in Chandel district and informed Kakching Police Station about the crime.

The Kakching Police collected the body and deposited it at JNIMS Imphal for post mortem at around 12 pm.

According to Shangamshel Khaling, the elder brother of the deceased, KH Maring, a pensioner of 37th Assam Rifles, and his wife went to meet his daughter Pinky who was married and settled at Laimainai Chingjing near Pallel. From there, he went out alone on a bicycle without informing his wife. His wife returned home alone assuming that her husband left her behind to watch World Cup matches.

Thereafter, on receiving a report of a dead body lying on the road about my brother not returning home, I went to the spot to enquire about the death body and found my younger brother lying on the middle of the road facing downward and his slippers near him. On inspecting the spot, blood stains were found a few metres away from the spot where the dead body was lying, said the elder brother of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the killing of Heitlhungshel Khaling alias KH Maring was formed in connection with the killing under the leadership of Tm. Holkhokhai Haokip and Angdun Maring on Friday.

While strongly condemning the killing of Heithlungshel Khalhing, Tm. Holkhokhai Haokip, Chairman of the JAC said that every right thinking person should condemn the killing of innocent person in cold blood.

Informing the demands of the JAC to media persons, Haokip said that the government should book the culprit(s) involved in the crime on or before the midnight of 29th June failing which the JAC will impose a 24hours Bandh on National Highway No 102, Imphal – Moreh Road, from 30th June. Moreover, the JAC will not accept the dead body till the culprit(s) were booked. And the state government should provide ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh to the family members of the deceased, Chairman of the JAC added.

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