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Life crippled along NH-2 as protest intensifies over the death of a Youth at Lilong

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Imphal, April 27: Life in between Singjamei to Lilong area was completely crippled as protestors today blocked all short of vehicular movement at the area protesting the death of a youth identified as Sagolsem Prasanta @ Abung Kakwa Makha Nameirakpam leikai in Thongju Assembly constituency.
The youth was found hung to dead suspiciously at Lilong Haoreibei Awang Leikai near Junior High School River bank.
A JAC form in connection with the killing today convened a meeting at the Community Hall of Kakwa Nameirakpam leikai. Speakers during the meeting said that the youth was hanged to death by unknown miscreant and it was not a case of suicide. Some of the speakers said that it was not communal flare up neither the JAC will like to spark communal tension but the JAc is asking authority to arrest the culprits involved in the killing.
The anger of the people from Singjamei to Lilong area was fueled after a report stated to have been released by SDO Lilong went viral on Social Media. According to the report of the SDO it was stated that the police and the forensic experts had found out no evidences about the involvement of any persons to the death of the youth. It said as according to the findings there was a single footprints and it suggested that the youth hang himself to death and term it as a case of suicide.
The JAC while condemning it said that the way the youth was found hanging is a concrete evidences of some persons killing him.
Convenor of the JAC Angom Lalmani while talking in the meeting appealed the people to calm down as it would flare up unnecessary tension between two communities.
He also said that democratic form of agitation will continue till justice is delivered.
Meanwhile, the JAC also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Manipur at around 4 pm today.
On the other hand even as the JAC announced to launch agitation from tomorrow, many supporters including youths, Meira Paibi and club members came out on the street in between Singjamei to Canchipur MU gate and prevented all sort of vehicular movement by placing electric poles and burning of tyres.
In a press statement, the JAC urges civil society organisation of Lilong to extend support in finding the culprits behind the killing of the youth. It further said that if the culprits are not produced or arrested all the organisation of Lilong area, leaders and anti-social individuals will be boycotted. The JAC also further threatened to launch serious form of agitation.

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