Updated 2 Jul 2022, 2:31 pm
Enraged locals of Khergao, Imphal East on Saturday staged a sit-in protest at the locality, demanding immediate arrest and benefiting punishment to the culprits involved in the alleged murder of an auto driver, president of Emoinu Diesel Auto Owners' Co-operative Limited Society.
The deceased identified as Md MR Rahman son of late Md Abdul Hai was found lying unconscious on Friday morning inside his rented house at Cambridge High School, Khergao after meeting with three unknown persons, as told by Oinam Abdul Wahid who is the son of the deceased.
Soon after finding his father unconscious in the room, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him “brought dead,” Abdul Wahid said.
The three unknown persons fled away soon after an unusual sound was heard from inside the room, he said, adding that no injury marks were found on the body.
Concerning the incident, an FIR had been lodged at the Porompat police station. The body of the deceased is now kept in the JNIMS morgue for post-mortem.
Late Rahman is the sole bread earner of his family. He left behind his wife, two daughters and four sons.
A ‘JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Md MR Rahman’ was formed on Friday with one Ningthoukhonjam Mani as convenor.
The convenor, while speaking to the media, warned that the JAC will launch various forms of agitations, including cease work of passenger auto services all over the state, if the culprits are not arrested within 48 hours.
The JAC also demanded magisterial enquiry against alleged murder case and submission of a report to the concerned court within three months' period.
Meanwhile, the passenger auto drivers affiliated to the Emoinu Diesel Auto Owners' Co-operative Limited Society have taken up a cease work strike, demanding justice for late Rahman.
Joint secretary of the society, Bobby Yumnam said they will continue to cease auto services until the culprits are arrested.
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First published:2 Jul 2022, 1:57 pm
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