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Father’s Day turns sorrowful day for drowned farmer children

19 June 2017

From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI |June 18
Many children across the state are in good-humored state celebrating Father’s Day with their families wishing their respective father the best wishes with lovely gifts but the wrath of nature turns this special occasion into a miserably sorrowful day for six children from Khaochangbung village under Saikul constituency in Kangpokpi district.
Paominlal alias Lalcha Sitlhou from Khaochangbung village has six children out of which four have already start schooling at Ngaimel Children School, Keithelmanbi, where his eldest daughter have been admitted in Class IX during this current session.
On June 13, Paominlal as usual dropped his school going children crossing the Gundung River at around 9 am and returned back to his village. Later, he came back with a spade for paddy cultivation activities from his home and attempted to cross again the river but unfortunately the strong current of the water swept him away.
Since then a massive search had been launched till yesterday voluntarily on humanitarian ground by Keithelmanbi Youth Association, volunteers of Khaochangbung village and its adjoining areas but could not traced the drowned farmer.
However, early this morning after hectic search for six days, a highly decomposed unidentified male dead body was reportedly found floating near Thongkhong Heingang and Achanbigei Bridge and on suspicious the family and relatives rushed to the spot and confirmed it to be that of the drowned farmer.
After necessary formality has been completed at JN Hospital, Imphal where the dead body had been deposited, the family members and relatives took the already decomposed farmer dead body for his residential village in Khaochangbung near Keithelmanbi village.
Thousands of people across the areas wait for the deceased farmer at Keithelmanbi-Gopibung Lamkhai since this noon while the farmer children waited their father with a pamphlet holding in their hands written, “Happy father’s Day’ which made everyone emotional.
Later, when the farmer dead body reached the spot Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district and various others civil bodies received him with warmest love and expressed their sincere condolence to the bereaved family while wrapping a traditional over the deceased farmer as marked of respect and adieu.
The family and relatives of the deceased farmer expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all those who have tirelessly rendered their physical support and assistance in various form.
Meanwhile, Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district draws the attention of the local MLA, Yamthong Haokip to initiate proper measure for immediate ex-gratia and help the poor family.

        

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