Wife of former minister killed in road mishap
Wife of former minister Moirangthem Hemanta died on the spot after a road accident occurred along National Highway 102 (Imphal-Moreh road) at around 10:20 am on Sunday

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated on 11 Jan 2021, 8:21 am

Representational image (PHOTO: IFP)

Representational image (PHOTO: IFP)

Wife of former minister Moirangthem Hemanta died on the spot after a road accident occurred along National Highway 102 (Imphal-Moreh road) at around 10:20 am on Sunday, while the former minister and two others sustained serious injuries and currently admitted at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute.

The 42 years old deceased woman, Moirangthem Pratita was a doctor and currently posted at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.

According to police, the accident occurred near initial outpost of Sora Police when the Mahindra Bolero (MN04A-6575) of Moirangthem Hemanta moving towards Kakching crashed with KUV-100 (MN01G-4663) coming from Pallel on the opposite side. Hemanta was driving his Bolero along with his wife and one Wangkheimayum Ajay, 30, son of Loken of Chingmeirong Mamang Leikai. The other person, who was driving KUV-100, has been identified as Heisnam Jayenta, 42, son of Kumar of Pallel bazaar. All three of them sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment in Shija hospital, while the body of the deceased woman has been sent to JNIMS morgue for post mortem. The two vehicles have been seized and a case has been registered at Kakching Police Station.

It may be mentioned that Moirangthem Hemanta is currently the vice-president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

First published:11 Jan 2021, 8:21 am

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Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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