A 78-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Thursday at a hospital after she was physically assaulted allegedly by her grandson in Thoubal district.
According to police, the incident took place at Wangjing Heitup Pokpi Mamang Leikai Soibam Leirak under Thoubal Police Station in Thoubal district on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as one Soibam (O) Landhoni,78, wife of one Sudam who is a resident of the said locality. She was physically assaulted allegedly by her grandson, Soibam Sunder, 25, son of Indrakumar. He has been absconding after the incident and the police have been trying to nab him.
As per sources, an argument took place among the family members on the matter of selling a paddy field at 6.30 pm on Tuesday. When the argument escalated, Sunder beat her grandmother, sources said.
She fell unconscious during the physical assault, after which she was rushed to Thoubal district hospital. After being referred to Shija hospital, she succumbed to her injury around 6 am on Thursday.
Thoubal police station has registered a case in connection with the incident and launched a manhunt to nab the accused. The body has been handed over to family members after conducting a post mortem examination at JNIMs, the sources said.