A couple died while their three children were left injured in a road mishap which took place along NH-2 at a spot between G Kholep and Monpijang, which is 3 km south from Sapermeina Police Station, Kangpokpi district around 4.30 pm on Wednesday.
The family of five who came in a Bolero bearing registration number MN06LB-5132 was hit by a Tata truck. The wife died on the spot and the husband succumbed to his injuries at Raj Medicity around 10.30 pm on Thursday.
The deceased are Z Asuangbou Liangmai, 43, and his wife Amangliu Panmei, 44, of Tamenglong Namlalong Ward No II. The three injured are also undergoing treatment at Raj Medicity. The Bodies of the couple have been taken to Tamenglong Namlalong Village after conducting post mortems at RIMS mortuary.
Sapermeina Police Station registered a case on the incident. The Tata Truck bearing registration number AS01P/C9144 is registered under the name Bishwajit Dey of Kamrup, Assam. Driver and handyman of the truck were also apprehended.
Meanwhile, the Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi, Manipur (LNKR-M) has urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter seriously and deliver justice to the victim family at the earliest.
In a press statement issued today, the LNKR “learnt that a Bolero bearing registration number MN06LB-5312 with a family of four members on board was hit by an empty truck bearing registration number AS01PC9144, a goods carrier, on NH-2 at Loikat under Sapermeina police station on November 15, 2023, around 2.30 pm.”
The Liangmai student body alleged that a head-on collision happened due to rash driving and over-speeding by the truck. The LNKR further alleged that the driver of the truck was found drunk.
Meanwhile, the Liangmai student body fumed that even the situation has gone grave, one Bishwajit Dey, who is said to be the truck owner, is “avoiding”.
The LNKR expressed great disappointment that the truck owner is yet to reach out to the victims’ family till date. As such, the student body drew the attention of the concerned authorities to take up appropriate measures so as to deliver justice to the victims.