Two died in gun attack at Shamurou; Irate locals blocked road; JAC formed

Two died in gun attack at Shamurou; Irate locals blocked road; JAC formed

Written By: / Monday, 10 January 2022 17:12

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Imphal, Jan 10:

Irate locals of Shamurou today block road at Mayai Lambi road today morning after 2 persons were shot at by unidentified miscreants late yesterday evening.
Report said that some unidentified gunmen shot the two persons including a supporter of Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi near Machu Cinema Hall at Shamurou under Wangoi Police Station in Imphal West, located along Mayai Lambi Road, around 10 pm Sunday. The two were immediately rushed to the hospitals but succumbed to their injuries.
The deceased have been identified as one Abujam John and Sashikanta. John was rushed to Advance Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 10.30 pm on Sunday night. Sashikanta was reported dead at Raj Medicity early Monday, police report said.
The deceased Sashikanta was a Havildar of IRB while John his cousin brother was a supporter of Agriculture Minister O. Lukhoi.
While the reason for the killing is yet to be ascertained and the culprits remain at large, locals strongly protested against the killing by blocking traffic movement at Mayai Lambi road.
Demanding justice for those who were killed in the incident, a joint action committee was formed in an emergency meeting at the complex of New Young Sporting Club, Shamurou early Monday.
The meeting unanimously resolved that the JAC will take up necessary action against the killing of Abujam John and Abujam Rishikanta alias Tomba.
It was also resolved that the JAC will not accept the bodies until the relevant source of killing is furnished proactively.
The meeting further resolved to demand Chief Minister N Biren Singh to open a police outpost at a feasible area in Shamurou Municipal Council and fit modern technological devices like CCTV to prevent such crimes in the future.
The JAC resolved to launch further action if the facts of the killing are not furnished within 48 hours from 10 am of Monday.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh condemns gun attack

Chief Minister N Biren Singh has condemned the killing of two persons in the strongest term while visiting the victims’ families today morning.
Condemning the incident, CM Biren said that it was an attack on the BJP supporters. The government will not remain silent until the perpetrators are arrested, the chief minister added.
One Abujam John, an active worker of Agricultural Minister Lokhoi and Sashikanta, a Havildar of IRB, were shot at by unidentified persons near Machu Cinema Hall at Shamurou, located along Mayai Lambi Road, around 10 pm Sunday.
John was rushed to Advance Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 10.30 pm on Sunday night. Sashikanta was reported dead at Raj Medicity early Monday, police said.

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