Imphal, July 29,
A sit in protest was staged today at Uripok Sinam leikai denouncing the attack to the residence of advocate Tenejit @ Sana by a mob yesterday evening.
Tenejit @ Sana was an advocate and a person accused of killing his Uncle identified as Khullen Jitendra happened to be his client.
Tonsam Puinabati, Secretary, Uripok Sinam Leikai Nupi Lup while talking to media said that large number of people brought the death body of Khullem Tomba (52) s/o (L) Kh Jugeshwor Singh of Langol Punshi Leikai who was allegedly shot dead by one Khullem Jiten Singh s/o Kh Kendrajit of Naoremthong Khullem Leikai (presently staying at Top Khongnangkhong) and placed it in front of the residence of Advocate Tenejit and started throwing stones to the house. A student who was returning home after attending tuition was injured in the stone attack by the mob.
Puinabati said why the lawyer residence should be attacked. Why they didn’t attack the house of the Judge or the JNIMS where the accused who happened to be a client of Sana have not been attacked. She said there is a law and people should realised that no one can take the law in their own hand. She further said that the protest is being organised as the kind of attack might fuel anger and spark a war like situation if the youths of the locality reacted.
Punibati however condemn the killing of Khullem Tomba and share the pains of the family but said if the locality of the area who led yesterday mob do not respond the Meira Paibi of Uripok Sinam Lekai will continue to protest and even intensify as there is a fear that such thing might happen in future too.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.