IMPHAL, June 29: A 31-year-old man who had been reported missing to the Nambol Police was found dead with injuries on the head and abdomen this early morning in Leimaram Dam Thingel under Nambol Police Station.
The injury marks are suspected to have been inflicted by sharp weapons, sources said.
Later, family members identified the body as that of Nongthongbam Richi alias Raghuchand, 31, son of Ibomcha of Oinam Bazaar.
Meanwhile, a JAC formed in this connection has said the body will not be claimed until the assailants are arrested.
Sources said the body was first found by Leimaram locals lying on the roadside and informed the police.
Family members of the man on getting information about the presence of a dead body rushed to the spot and identified the body, the source added.
It is also learnt that Raghuchand had gone missing since Saturday noon after attending a feast in connection with the birth of a friend’s son in his locality.
The family had also filed a missing report with the Nambol Police.
Police have deposited the body at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences morgue around 11am.
A team of the State Forensic experts had also conducted a full inquest of the body and the spot where the body was found.
Post mortem was conducted today in the presence of a duty magistrate with full video coverage.
The police have taken up a case in this regard.
Our Bishnupur correspondent adds: Around a hundred local women demonstrated today by staging a sit in protest at the Oinam Bazar alleging that Raghuchand was first killed and his body dumped at the spot.
A JAC formed in connection with the dead has claimed that Raghuchand’s body was left near the Waroiching VDF post along the Sadu Chiru Waterfall road between Leimaram and Waroiching last night.
The local womenfolk have demanded identification of the assailants.
On the other hand the JAC has announced that the body will not be claimed until those involved in the suspected murder are arrested.
Media persons have been told that Raghumani is an only son and is single.
He had gone to attend a feast in connection with the birth ceremony of a friend’s son near his house.
However, he went missing just before the feast and couldn’t be found until his body was found this early morning.