IMPHAL | Dec : An armed gang of four, wearing masks and carrying knives and a gun entered the house of one Yumkham Sudhir (aged around 45) from Lairikyengbam Makha Leikai around 7.30 at the evening on December 24 and after tying up his son Y. Nitish Roy and wife Ranjana Devi with cellophane tape by threatening them, took away cash and gold amounting to a total of around Rs. 10 lakhs.
A release by Solidarity Group for Justice of Y. Sudhir said upon visiting Lamphel Police Station for filling a report regarding the incident, the victim of the crime, Y. Sudhir was allegedly beaten by a police official, and even tried to put him inside the lock- up.
A memorandum was submitted to the chief minister today, appealing that the alleged police official be punished and that the robbers be arrested, it said.
A meeting was organised at the office of Henjunaha Youth Organisation, Lairikyengam Leikai attended by several clubs of the locality; Coordinating Body Khurai, Rising Athletic Union, Henjunaha Youth Organisation, Hockey Union and Youth Development Organisation, the release informed.
The meeting was presided by pradhan, Khurai Chingkham Leikai gram panchayat, L. Kanon Devi and Pradhan, Lairikyengbam Leikai gram panchayat, H. Tombi Devi, it added. At the meeting, the organisation “Solidarity Group for Justice of Y. Sudhir” was formed to pursue the demands made in the memorandum, the release further informed. The organisation vehemently condemned the robbery and will take up measures to prevent such incidents, it said adding a public meeting will be organised at Lamlong Thongkhong, Lairikyengbam Leikai tomorrow at 11 am in the morning.
Upon making further inquiry, sources revealed that the robbery took place when Y. Sudhir was outside his home for some work while his wife and son were in the house.
At the police station, when Sudhir informed the police official, who was writing down his name, that his surname “Yumkham” is often mistaken with“Yungkham,” the latter reportedly went into a rage and started beating him.
Source: Imphal Free Press