JAC against the Brutal Killing of Sangomsungbam Sahir alias Sana has demanded authorities concerned to capture and punish the culprits involved in the assault and murder of Sahir within 48 hours.
The JAC cautioned of intense agitations along with other CSOs if authorities failed to produce the culprits and deliver justice within the stipulated time.
Speaking to media at Manipur Press Club on Monday, JAC convenor Buyamayum Rafi Khan highlighted that Sahir was allegedly assaulted on September 19 at Takhel in Imphal East by unknown miscreants on charges of transporting cattles for certain groups.
“Sahir hails from Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai and is a driver by profession and went to transport a few cattles for two women, one Ibemcha and Victoria from Takhel. The two women and one Md Abir Khan from Sora accompanied Sahir,” he said.
He reported that the two sisters upon reaching Takhel got into a verbal spat about the cattles during which unknown miscreants from the locality barged in and alleged them of transporting cattles for certain groups.
After that the miscreants blindfolded and took them to an unknown location where they were brutally beaten and battered, he claimed.
He mentioned that Lamlai Police rushed to spot and rescued the victims on that day and ever since Sahir and Abir had been receiving medical treatment at various hospitals.
Sahir succumbed to his injuries on Sunday at Raj Medicity, he stated.
The JAC convenor condemned the atrocious act of the mob who assaulted the four and maintained that the act was evil and vile.
“Even the police refused to file a Suo Moto case regarding the incident which is unfortunate and suspicious. We want to know why they refused to do so,” he said.
He cautioned authorities that the JAC along with the people and other CSOs will launch a series of intense agitations if they fail to produce the culprits and mete out justice within 48 hours.
He pointed out that the JAC and Sahir’s family would not claim the body until an understanding between the JAC and authorities was settled and culprits were punished.
The state authorities would be responsible for any untoward incidents which result from the agitations, he added.