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Protest intensifies over the death of Prasanta; post mortem conducted

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Imphal, April 29: Life continues to be severely affected at Imphal-Moreh road in-between Singjamei to Lilong area as JAC formed against the death of Sagolsem Prashanta intensified its agitation following government failure to spell out a single clue regarding the cause of the death. The deceased Prashanta who hailed from Kakwa Nameirakpam Leikai in Imphal West was found hung to death at the river bank near a govt. junior high school at Lilong Haoreibi Awang leikai on April 26 morning.
The JAC formed against the death of the youth after convening a meeting with representatives of 36 clubs of Thongju Assembly Constituency and 16 clubs and Meira paibi organisations of Singjamei to Lilong area, allowed the government to conduct the post mortem of the dead body today morning. Representatives of the JAC and family members were also present during the post mortem besides SDC of Lilong. Video coverage was done by both the JAC and govt. authority.
Meanwhile, life was completely crippled in the road stretch between Singjamei to Lilong area as the JAC along with the clubs had resolved to intensify the ongoing blockade along the route until the truth behind the death has not been revealed.
Early in the morning some vehicular movement were witnessd but from around 8 am today morning large number of agitators came out in the street and stopped all sort of vehicular movement. Iron poles, planks and woods were placed in the middle of the road besides burning of tyres at some places.  All shops, business establishments, offices, schools remain shuts during the protest.
Convenor of the JAC Asem Sunil Singh while speaking to media persons said that the JAC allowed conducting the post mortem to find out the cause of the death and not to accept it.
He said until the truth is not find out the JAC will not make any U turn to the protest. While condemning the government inability to find the cause of the dead even after three days the JAC convenor said that more intense form of agitation will be continued if the government authority fails to reveal the truth behind the death of Prashanta within 48 hours. He said the JAC will also seek help from students’ bodies, civil society organisations and other state level Meira Paibi group. 

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