A person who had help an accident victim today alleged that he was harassed by police by summoning time and again to the police station regarding the case.
“People fear to help unknown persons who are injured and left alone on the roadside” said Chitra, General Secretary of Lamboi Khongnangkhong Apunba Nupi Lup in a meeting with media persons today.
Speaking at the press meet today at Emoinu Sanglen, Lamboi Khongnangmakhong Chitra said that a person of Lamboi Khongnangkhong identified as Kangjam Ratankumar was picked for appearing as witness and was assaulted by the police. She expressed strong condemnation terming the act of the police as inhumane.
She added that similar incident also happened in 2018 where they help a non local and leading to spending huge amount of money from their side.
Martin, the person who helped the accident victim was also reportedly harassed by the police by summoning him time and again.
Talking to media person he said that he was even charged of murdering the victim whom he helped.
“On what charges that I am being accused of the accident when I don’t know the victim and when I was only trying to help him to save his life”, Martin said.
Talking about the incident the victim identified as Kangjam Ratankumar said that on the dawn of 9th April 2019 around 1.30 am, an unknown person was found lying on the roadside near his shop as told by one younger person named as Martin who lived in the rent. The unknown person was identified as Ayekpam Bedajit son of Ayekpam Merajao from Tayenjam. After informing to the family Bedajit was rushed to a hospital by Martin. Later, the injured person Bedajit succumbed to injury. After few days, he gave statement to the police as witnessed of that day, he added.
However a police summon was sent to him yesterday from Lamphel Police station to appear on 10th of May. But unfortunately three police came to his shop yesterday and asked to go to police station to talk about few matters without any arrest memo.
Ratan further said that he was again interrogated by the police but he talked all about the incident that he witnessed. He added that few women identified as JAC of the deceased including the wife charged him that it was a murder by them but he refused the charged alleged against him.
Later the JAC informed the police to beat him to confess that he and Martin murdered Bedajit.
Even after beating and interrogating he told the same thing what he has witnessed on that day.
Afterwards he was set free from the police station after meeting with additional SP and making his statement about the day of the incident.
Ratan further said that because of the orders of the family members of the deceased he was assaulted and interrogated to confess what he hasn’t done. He added that police long with the family tried to frame charge against him.
Ratan concluded that he will find it hard to help any unknown persons who needed help in any places.
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According to recent guidelines a good Samaritan will not be questioned by the police