Imphal, Dec 26,
A 25 years old youth was shot dead by a deputy manager of the State Bank of India, presently posted at Leimakhong Branch, over failure to provide space for take off of his vehicle. The incident happened at around 10 pm yesterday at Naoremthong under Lamphel Police Station.
The deceased has been identified as Salam Prasanta Singh, 25 yrs s/o S. Tomba Singh of Changangei Ucheckon, Imphal West
Report said that last evening, at around 10 pm, the deceased Prasanta along with his friends were on their way to witness a musical nite somewhere at Sekmai area until they reached near Salai Holding office and coincide with another I-20 vehicle. Prasanta , at the time was reportedly driving a Swift Car bearing registration number MN 06-LA 6624 with three of his friend, while another four of his friend were in another car (Cruze). A minor argument occurred with the person driving the I-20 car bearing registration No. MN-01 3G 6843 and the deceased Prasanta over failure to provide adequate space for take off near Salai Holding office at Tera. The driver of the I20 car, Chabungbam Budhachandra Singh 56yrs s/o Late Ch. Babudhon Singh of Sagolban Tera Loukrakpam Leikai who later turn out to be Deputy Manager SBI Branch Leimakhong, after taking off reportedly stopped his vehicle at Naoremthong (Bridge). Their he reportedly took out a pistol and stopped Prasanta.
According to a friend of the deceased who happened to accompanied him yesterday, the Bank Manager along with one of his friend drives them out saying that they only need Prasanta.
He was then pull inside the car and Budhachandra shot him dead inside the vehicle.
The accused, Chabungbam Budhachandra Singh has been arrested by the Lamphel police and the pistol he used happens to be a license gun.
Following the killing of the youth, large number of people of Changangei Ucheckon near airport blocked Tiddim road from around 8 am. A police team led by SP cools the anger saying that the accused has been arrested and that law will take its own course.
Local MLA AK Mirabai also rushed the spot to take stock of the situation. The road blockade was later lifted at around 10 am after the SP Imphal West calm the anger of the local. Later, a meeting was held and a committee called Peoples’ Action Committee against the killing of Prasanta was formed.
The PAC still do not claim the death body denouncing the killing.
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