PAC demands compensation, quick justice to Prasanta killing

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 27, 2018: Denouncing killing of a man with licensed gun “Public Action Committee against the brutal killing of Salam Prasanta Singh” has demanded to give exemplary punishment to the culprit at the earliest while demanding to provide adequate compensation to the family of the deceased.

It also demanded to provide job one of the surviving family members of the deceased to a suitable post.
Salam Prasanta Singh, a resident of Changangei Uchekon, Imphal West was allegedly shot dead by Ch. Budhachandra, a resident of Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai, Imphal West using his licensed gun on Tuesday night at Uripok Naoremthong over a quarrel while crossing Naoremthong bridge in their cars in Imphal.

The action committee and the local people stage a sit-in at of Ucheckon today.

The action committee has submitted a memorandum to chief minister N. Biren Singh.

It cautioned the government to fulfil their demands in three days, failure of which will make the committee to proceed with further agitation by not receiving the dead body of the victim.

The committee claims that the deceased was an automobile mechanic and he had been maintaining his entire family consisting of his parents, wife, younger sister and a 4-year old daughter.

Sarat Khuman, convenor of the action committee said providing licensed gun to undeserving people like drunkards has been resulting to unwanted incidents in the state. In order to prevent from repeating such inhumane incident the government need to take up appropriate measures. We have been happy that peace has been retained in the state with coming of the new government in Manipur. But in such a situation we cannot say there is peace in the state. “License gun issuance is among the causes that increase widow population in the state” he added.

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