IMPHAL, Apr 16: In a bizarre and shocking incident a married woman who was claimed to have been death for four years was found alive in Ukhrul district and married to another man by her first husband who had been charge of killing her.
Khonthoujam ningol Laishram ongbi Naobi Devi, 18 was married to Laishram Chaoba Singh, 25 of Tentha Marongbal, Thoubal in 2010.
After about just eight months into their wedlock, Naobi went missing on April 18, 2011 remaining traceless for long.
On September 21, 2011, reports claimed the Kumbi Police to have recovered a decomposed body of a woman from the Ithai River which was deposited to the RIMS morgue.
Naobi`™s parents claimed the body belonged to their daughter and that she was killed by her husband, reports had said.
The parents had also conducted her last rites in the presence of the locals. Following the development, an enraged mob led by Naobi`™s family went on a rampage and ransacked Chaoba`™s home.
Interestingly, it is also learnt that Naobi`™s in-laws were not informed of her cremation.
On September 22, 2011 Naobi`™s mother, Konthoujam Kunjarani, file a complaint at Thoubal Police station (a case with FIR No. 222 (9) 2011 Tbl. Ps, Under Section 364/302/34 IPC) alleging that Noabi was murdered by her husband and in-laws.
Following the complaint, Chaoba along with his father L Ibungo and mother L (o) Tharoangoubi were arrested and further was sent to judicial custody on October 1.
However, they were released on bail after spending six months in jail as no charge-sheets were filed against them.
After four years, Chaoba found Naobi alive at Nongdam Tangkhul Village and married to another man identified as Takcham Sanahal Singh, 30, son of Inaobi of Keibi Heikrak Mapal.
The family was found taking refuge at Nongbam Tangkhul Village.
Meanwhile, a Thoubal Police team accompanied by another team of Chaoba`™s family and local meira paibis rushed to Nongdam Tangkhul and took custody of Naobi and her family.
As a reprisal for framing them, Naobi`™s in-laws has filed a case against Naobi and her family and also demanded compensation for the lost inflicted due the wrong charges, sources said.