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MHRC team conducts Samurou killing spot inspection, urges people to cooperate during probe

The MHRC head called on the victims' families and the JAC to take the lifeless bodies, as it may force the state government to cremate according to law.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 17 Jan 2022, 11:23 am

MHRC team on Samurou killing spot inspection on January 16, 2022 (Photo: IFP)
MHRC team on Samurou killing spot inspection on January 16, 2022 (Photo: IFP)

In connection with the January 9 incident at Samurou in Manipur which claimed the lives of two persons, a team of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) conducted spot inspection on Sunday.

The MHRC officials led by its acting chairperson Khaidem Mani conducted the spot inquiry at the place where Abujam John and Abujam Sashikanta were shot at and met investigation officer and members of the JAC formed in connection with the death.

Also Read: Samurou Killing: JAC calls total shutdown of Imphal-Mayang Imphal road

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Khaidem Mani urged the people of Samurou to cooperate with the police investigation. The police investigation is going on smoothly while people's cooperation is a must, he said.

The acting chairperson also called on the victims' families and the JAC to take the lifeless bodies, as it may force the state government to cremate according to law. Khaidem further requested people to stop calling bandh along Mayai Lambi road.

Also Read: Samurou Killing: SIT constituted to probe incident

Speaking to the media, Mani said that both families of the victims want prompt investigation and identification of the accused. The JAC also demanded opening of a police outpost near Samurou.

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The commission stands with them for their genuine demand and will recommend the state government to open a police outpost, Mani said. 

Mani said that the commission will also recommend the state government to support interim compensation to families of the victims. At present, the state government may not be able to fulfill their demands due to the election code of conduct; however, the commission can recommend for fulfilling their demands, he said. 

The commission will follow the procedure and recommendation after getting the action taken reports from the police. The commission will also recommend the state government to announce the reward for identifying the accused, he added.

 

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First published:16 Jan 2022, 4:46 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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