Poreikhongjil residents demand justice in Ibehal killing case

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IMPHAL, September 10: Womenfolk of Poreikhongjil and nearby villages took out a protest rally led by the Poreikhongjil Apunba Nupi Lup today protesting the delay in rewarding punishment to the murderers of (L) Ibemhal.

The womenfolk who numbered more than 500 went upto Yairipok Bazar and later stormed the Andro Police Station demanding why the police have delayed delivering justice on the case although four accused have already been arrested.

Speaking to media persons, P Chaoba secretary of the JAC formed in connection with the alleged killing of Ibemhal said 66-year-old Kangbam (o) Ibemhal`™s dead body was found from inside her residence at Yairipok Poiroukhongjing Village under Andro Police Station on August 18 morning.

He identified the four accused arrested as Kangbam Taso, Ramkumar, Nilabira and Kangbam Birachandra alias Bera.

However, what is creating suspicion among the people is that the police are yet to identify the main accused of killing Ibemhal and at the same time the police have not released all the four arrested till date.

It is also unfortunate that reports are saying that families of the accused are trying to get bail for them.

On September 3, the court had remanded the accused to police custody, but they are still being lodged in the jail he lamented.

Meanwhile, the womenfolk of the area demanded life imprisonment for all involved in murder of women.

A public meeting was held later at Thambanu Market.

The JAC also decided to submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister on the issue tomorrow. In case justice is not delivered at the earliest, the JAC with support of several organisations will launch various agitations, Chaoba said.

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