JAC demands culprit’s arrest over shopkeeper’s killing

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IMPHAL, November 27: A Joint Action Committee has been constituted against the killing of of Chanambam ongbi Gambhini Devi who was knifed to death at Wabagai Thambal Chingya Khongnangmakhong under Kakching Police Station on November 26.

Gambhini Devi, 57 wife of Ch Rajen Singh was at her shop when an unidentified man came in and attacked with knife leaving her badly injured. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to the injuries.

Subsequent upon its formation, the Joint Action Committee christened as the JAC against the Brutal Killing of Chanambam ongbi Gambhir Devi adopted certain resolutions in connection with the killing and demanded the police to nab the culprit within 48 hours.

The JAC resolved to not accept the dead body of Gambhini being kept at JNIMS morgue for post mortem examination till the demand is not fulfilled.

Along with deciding to extend support to trace the culprit by people of Wabagai Thambal Chingya and Wabagai Keirak, the JAC further demanded the government to provide ex-gratia to the deceased’s family members.

The JAC along with public also staged a sit-in-protest at Wabagai Lamkhai Keithel from 11 am today in pursuance of the demands put up.

Meanwhile, forensic officials of Manipur Police Department conducted a spot inquiry at the shop and residential house of late Gambhini Devi this evening.

Personnel of Kakching Police Station also took part in the spot inquiry.

There is no news of identification or arrest of the culprit involved in the killing till the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, a team of Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) visited the residence house of late Gambhini Devi today to inquire the incident.

The MSCW team led by its Chairperson Dr L Ibetombi Devi also met with husband of the deceased woman, members of the JAC, women folks and social activists of Wabagai Thambal Chingya Khongnangmakhong.

Taking strong exception to the killing of Gambhini, Dr L Ibetombi Devi assured that an inquiry report will be sought from the concerned police station at the earliest.

The MSCW Chairperson also assured that the Commission along with National Commission for Women (NCW) will try to frame a policy to curb the raging crime against women and children in the State.

A delegation of Women Action for Development (WAD) headed by its secretary Sobita Mangsatabam also arrived at the spot to take stock of the incident.

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