Thoubal: In an unexpected incident, a Police Constable of Manipur Police was rescued by locals and members of a club while he was fighting against four miscreants who were trying to kidnap him late Tuesday evening.
A Maruti Beat car bearing registration number MN1G-6564, red in colour, driven by the four kidnappers has been vandalized by the rescuers and along with the miscreants, have been handed over to concerned Police Station.
The miscreants are suspected to be drug addicts.
According to a report received by the press, the unexpected incident took place in an area between Lamding khumanthem Leikai and Sangaiyumpham under Thoubal Police Station in Thoubal District at around 5:30 pm.
The rescued Police Constable is reported to be a resident of Lamding Khumanthem Leikai and currently posted at Khongjom Police Station as Constable and the incident occurred he was returning back home after completing his daily duty in civil dress.
The four miscreants are identified as Maibam Vladimin @ Thoiba (21) and Sinam Surjakanta (20), son of Ingocha (both from Salungpham Mayai Leikai); Samurailatpam Biswanath Sharma (21), son of Samurailatpam Parikhit of Ukhongsang Mayai Leikai and Thangsabam Dipak (41), son of Thangsabam Brojendro of Uripok Takhellambam Leikai.
A toy gun was also recovered from the possession of the kidnappers. However, the exact reason for attempt to kidnap, be it ransom or for burglary, is still uncertain.
Meanwhile, LEWA Lambing has strongly condemned the incident and draws the attention of the authority concerned to look into the matter at the earliest.