‘The JAC against killing of Amangliu Pamai and Z Asangbou in tragic accident’ has demanded authorities to take stern action against the two truck drivers and Bishwajit Dey, the registered owner of the carrier truck which was involved in the tragic accident at Laikot on November 15.
The unfortunate accident occurred at Laikot under Sapermeina Police Station where an empty goods carrier truck bearing registration number AS01PC-9144 hit a Bolero vehicle, killing two out of four occupants who were all members of one family.
Z Asangbou, 43, and his wife Amangliu Pamai, 44, reportedly succumbed to their injuries while their sons, Joshibu Zuinamai, 22, and Pousanwibou Zuinamai, 21, are currently undergoing treatment at Raj Medicity, Imphal.
Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club on Tuesday, JAC convenor Lavner Chawang alleged that the truck owner Bishwajit Dey was evading the attempts of family and police to settle the matter.
“Several attempts were made by police and the family members but he has not responded even after seven days. Therefore, we were compelled to form the JAC,” he said.
He alleged that the accident occured due to drunk, rash and negligent driving of the two truck drivers who are currently under police custody.
“The mother was killed on the spot while the father and the sons were rushed to Raj Medicity. The father succumbed to his injuries on November 16 while the sons, who are orphaned, are still under medical attention” he said.
He further demanded state government to fulfill five charter of demands in favour of the victim’s family which included immediate arrest of Bishwajit Dey, provide governmental jobs to the sons of the deceased, provide ex-gratia to the sons, reimburse the medical expenses of the deceased father and the sons and to compensate for the damaged Bolero.
He further cautioned authorities that the JAC would resort to a series of democratic agitations if authorities failed to deliver the demanda within three days.