People of Yairipok Bamon Leikai, Thoubal on Saturday demonstrated a sit-in protest against “unjust arrest” of two individuals in connection with the death of one Mayonmi Ningsen, and warned of strong protests if they are not released by August 25.
Against the arrest, the people of Yairipok Bamon Leikai demonstrated a sit-in protest at Yairipok Khoirom Laimang.
The protesters demanded the unconditional release of the two individuals namely Toijam Naresh from Khoirom Mathak Leikai and Saokhom Dijen from Khoirom Mayai Leikai who were summoned by the police for simple questioning by August 25 and cautioned to form a JAC and commence strong protests if the police ignore their demands.
One protester recalled that on August 14, a man named Mayonmi Ningsen was found dead on the bank of Thoubal River. In regard to the incident, the police summoned two individuals and later filed an FIR and they were arrested, the protester mentioned.
During the protest, the protesters unanimously concluded to form a JAC and commence strong protests if the two individuals are not released by August 25. The protesters demanded the authorities concerned to release the results of the post mortem of Mayonmi Ningsen.
Accusing the police of inciting communal hatred, they questioned why the police had not arrested the two individuals who accompanied Mayonmi Ningsen on the day of his death. The protesters questioned if the police had found any evidence against Toijam Naresh and Saokhom Dijen, and demanded the police to release the evidence to the public, if any.
During the protest, the protesters shouted slogans such as, “We condemned the arrest of innocent people” and “Don’t incite communal hatred” etc.