Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 7th, 2018: People of Thangmeiband have been gearing up to get justice against the killing of Thokchom Jagat during Yaoshang festival at Nagamapal in Imphal West.
Jagat, 24, son of Th. Suresh, resident of Nagamapal Phougeiahngbam Leikai, Imphal was shot death while returning from attending Thabal Chongba on the first night of the Yaoshang festival by unidentified people.
The joint action committee (JAC) formed against the killing of Jagat cautioned the state that they will take up several forms of agitations if the government fails to book the killer(s) within the deadline by Tuesday 4 pm.
As the police failed to book the culprit(s) people took up a demonstration rally on Tuesday evening denouncing the delayed action of the state. The JAC has set to conduct a public meeting this afternoon at Nagamapal to discuss on the issue.
Ahead of the evening rally people spearheaded by the JAC staged a sit-in demanding to book the culprit(s) by the deadline set.
The JAC appeals the parents of the Killer(s) to bring out their son(s) as they know their son(s) were involved in the killing as they go out of home with guns. “The killer(s) could be from aristocrat families and that’s why the killer(s) are not yet arrested”, said Sundari, an agitator.
Three friends of Jagat who went together with him for Thabal Chongba are in police custody to help short-out the identity of the killer(s).
According to the elder sister of the deceased a person who came in a red car shot her brother after a heated argument on overtaking of vehicle on the road in front of the house.
Thangmeiband MLA, Khumukcham Joykishan had said SP Imphal West Police, Themthing Ngasangva assured that truth behind the killing will be found out at the earliest and befitting punishments will be awarded to the culprits. He drew the attention of the state government on ‘irrational issuance’ of licensed guns to civilians. He also appealed to give strict deliberation on the matter to prevent such incidents.
“The children of aristocrats’ parents are given license guns without proper reasoning”, said Sundari, an agitator.”We are waiting for the deadline served at 4 pm today”, she added.
Jagat is a Taekwondo player as well as polo rider.