Bride-to-be allegedly found hanging in fiance’s bedroom

The incident occurred at Santhel Makha Leikai, Wabagai assembly constituency in Manipur.

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In a rather suspicious manner, a bride-to-be was allegedly found hanging from a rope in the bedroom of her fiance on Tuesday. Following their elopement, the couple was engaged and their wedding date was finalised, sources said.

As per the sources, the incident occurred at Santhel Makha Leikai, Wabagai assembly constituency; and the deceased has been identified as one Ruhana, 20, daughter of Md Burhamuddin from Uchiwa Nastao Awang Leikai while the fiance is one Md Shah Rukh Khan, 26, son of Md Abdullah from Santhel Mamang Leikai.

Ruhana was brought from her home by Shah Rukh on Monday, and it is also reported that the couple was heard engaging in a heated verbal argument during the night. Ruhana was carrying a four-month-old child in her womb.

Her body was picked up by a team of Mayang Imphal police and kept at the morgue of JNIMS for post mortem examinations. A case has also been taken up by the police for further investigations.

Meanwhile, an irate mob tried to tear down the house of Shah Rukh, alleging that he had murdered Ruhana. However, the police arrived in time and were able to contain the mob thereby preventing any further destruction.

Following her death, a JAC named ‘JAC against the Brutal Killing of Miss Ruhana’ has been formed. A protest-meet demanding the legal punishment of the alleged culprit was also held on Tuesday.

A team from All Manipur Muslim Organisations Coordinating Committee (AMMOCOC) led by its assistant secretary Md Feroz Khan visited the residence of the deceased and shared the grief of the bereaved family.

Expressing strong condemnations against the alleged murder Feroz Khan also demanded authorities concerned to conduct investigations at the earliest. “If Shah Rukh is found guilty, he should be awarded the highest legal punishment,” he added.

Mentioning that AMMOCOC will extend its support for any movement taken up by the JAC, the organisation also demanded death penalties for every person connected with the alleged murder.


First Published:May 12, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

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