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Protestors destroy CDO vehicle, woman injured

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Anguished protestors who are imposing bandh along the National Highway-2 (Imphal-Moreh) in connection with the killing of Memicha have destroyed a vehicle belonging to Manipur Police Commando and a woman suffered injury from tear gas shells fired by police personnel today at Samaram Lamkhai under Thoubal district.
Yumnam(N) Nongmaithem (O) Memicha Devi, w/o Nongmaithem Shyam Singh of Samaram Mamang Laibung Leikai, Thoubal district was reportedly found dead on February 26. In connection with the incident, one N Khomdomcha (45) of Samaram Mamang Laibung Leikai has been arrested on March 11 and sent to jail.
Demanding to release the arrested person without any conditions, locals of Samaram Lamkhai have imposed indefinite bandh along the National Highway.
A team of Manipur Police Commando, who has arrived at the protest site- Samaram Lamkhai tried to disperse the mob.
According to our local reporter, a confrontation between the police and bandh supporters was happened when security personnel vehemently counter the effort of police to foil the bandh. In the confrontation police has reportedly resorted to firing tear gas shells and bullets.
During the clash, a woman identified as Longjam Ahanbi (40), w/o late L Muhindro of the area has suffered injury at her head. She was immediately hospitalized at Thoubal district hospital for treatment. Some of the strayed tear gas shells have also destroyed the roof of a house belonging to one Th. Rabei of Samaram Lamkhai.
In retaliation to the police actions, bandh supporters also destroyed a bullet proof vehicle bearing Registration number MN-01X 4789 of Thoubal Police Commando.
Meanwhile, the arrested person has been produced before CJM, Thoubal.
While protesting the arrest of irrelevant person, Chairman of JAC formed against the killing of the woman, K Jiten said that according to post-mortem report the dead body of Memicha has been stated as suicide.
He also expressed disappointment over the verdict of CJM, Thoubal, Odes Mutum for allegedly sentencing Khomdamcha after the case IO of Thoubal Police submitted the incident as suicide case.
The JAC Chairman has also claimed that the decease person has reportedly borrowed a large money from various people and she could have committed suicide as she was unable to bear the burden of debt.

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