IMPHAL, July 3: The Joint Action Committee formed in connection with the death of Seram Sushila Devi today staged a sit in protest cum public meeting by blocking one side of National Highway number 37, Imphal-Jiribam at Tera Tongbram Leikai.
The JAC demanding befitting punishment according to the law of the land for Sushila’s husband and his first wife, has appealed to the government to produce the culprits before the people of the State.
Sushila’s husband and first wife are now in police custody after they surrendered on the night of the incident.
Four-month pregnant Seram (n) Elamgbam (o) Sushila Devi was found hanging with her 10-month-old daughter lying dead on a bed in the same room at their home Keishamthong Eleangbam Leirak on July 1 around 3.30pm.
She was living together with her husband Elangbam Dhiren, 50 and his first wife Bidyaluxmi.
Speaking to the media, one meira paibi leader said that they suspected foul play behind the death of Seram Ningol Elangbam (o)Sushila Devi and that it might have been carried out by the first wife of the deceased’s husband as the victim has been frequently tortured by her husband and his first wife.
She also said that some other people might be involved in the murder and appealed to the State government to produce the accused in front of the people of the State within three days, warning that if the government failed to do so, then the JAC would launch various forms of agitation.
It may be mentioned that the dead bodies of Sushila and her 10-month daughter are still lying at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Morgue since July 1, unclaimed.
The post mortem analysis of the dead bodies was conducted yesterday in the presence of a Magistrate with full video coverage of the entire proceeding.