IMPHAL, June 22: A sub inspector of the Bishnupur Police Station who had gone out to buy some cigarette was later found brutally murdered at Lamjaotomba some few meters away from Sangaiprou Kabui Khul under Lamphel Police, last night.
The man has been identified as Mayengbam Krishnadas, 52, son of (L) Nodiya of Kwakeithel Mayai Koibi Ningthoujam Lekai.
According to his wife Bina, Krishnadas was with her yesterday at a chicken centre at Sangaiprou Junction run by their son.
Around 8pm he went out to buy a pack of cigarette along the Sangaiprou to Henoubok Inter Village Road, she told the media today. She added believing that he might have met some friends and was talking with them, she closed the chicken centre and returned home on her own around 9pm.
However, to her horror, on reaching home, their son received a call from one of his friends that Krishnadas was lying unconscious near the residential gate of Lanamlung Gangmei at Lamjaotomba, she said.
Soon family members along with some locals rushed to the said spot and found a police team already inspecting the dead body of her husband, she lamented.
Krishnadas was found with two injury marks on his left abdomen suspected to be made by a sharp weapon, she said.
Locals of eight nearby villages of Mayaikoibi and the surrounding areas held an emergency meeting at Mayai Koibi Yaipha Sanglen and staged a sit in protest at the local lower primary school compound today.
The locals formed a JAC in connection with the murder and resolved to pressure the authorities concerned to find the culprits and punish them according to the law.
Bina meanwhile, has appealed to the authorities concerned to arrest the culprits at the earliest and declared that she will not claim the body till the culprits are arrested.
Locals lamented they were not allowed near the body by the police. They said the police had also recovered a kitchen knife suspected to be used in the murder from near the body.
The body has been deposited at the mortuary of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences by the police.
On the other hand, the State Forensic experts team inspected the crime scene today.