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General strike affects normal traffic in Indo Myanmar road

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General strike called demanding unconditional release of the Secretary and Joint Secretary of a local club of Wangjing Wangkhei, who have been detained by the police in connection with mob lynching of an alleged bicycle lifter on October 8 night severely affected normal traffic along the Indo Myanmar road  as strike supporters blocked all sort of traffic along the route. Since early morning today large number of people came out at Wangjing Sabungkhok area and in front of YK College along the Indo Myanmar road and stopped all sort of vehicles. However, except for the two area, the general strike failed to give any impact at other part of Thoubal district. In Wangjing area all shops and business establishment remain shuts, but school and colleges open as usual. However, as the strike supporters didn’t allow the school vehicle to move on the road, students have to walk back home on foot.Mentioned may be made that a VDF personnel identified as Md. Ahamatullha @ Abocha (28) son of Md. Enayatullah of of Sangaiyumpham Part – 1 Nungphou was lynch by a mob on the evening of October 9 at Wangjing Wangkhei Leikai Laikhuram Leirak area on charge of lifting a bicycle. However, locals of the deceased counterfeit the allegation and claimed that the person was pulled up by some person on the evening and assaulted to death. A JAC formed in the connection had threatened to launch series of agitation if the government failed to arrest those involved in the killing.Following the complaint police had picked up the club secretary and Joint secretary along with the owner of the bicycle allegedly tried to lift by the deceased person.However, locals of  Wangjing Wangkhei leikai said that the incident was an accident and the deceased died of the fury of the mob and there was no personal intention or enmity. They demanded unconditional release of the arrested club members.

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