IMPHAL: A husband has been arrested for murdering his 28-year old wife late Wednesday night near Muallum Village under Singat sub Division in Churachandpur district.
The deceased has been identified as Niangtuankim @ Kim, and the husband as Siammuansang of Joshua Road, Zion Veng New Lamka.
According to report, the couple was on their way from Sinzawl village to Lamka town when the husband, a VDF personnel, left her at the spot of the murder to guard their two wheeler when the petrol of their vehicle ran out. Apparently, he returned and killed her.
Based on reports the women police team reached the place, which is about 25 kms from Lamka town, by 6:00 AM after the discovery of the dead body and cordoned off the area and called for forensic team from Imphal. Based on the chain of development police summoned the husband who ultimately admitted to his crime of having killed his wife. He was promptly arrested and an FIR was filed at women police station.
Source from the police said that an FIR was registered at around 9:00 AM on receipt of written report from Singngat PS and accordingly the Addl. SP (IUCAW) and CO -WPS immediately rushed to the spot and secured the crime scene while the SDPO and mobile forensic team arrived at the PO leading to seizures of crucial material evidence.
The lifeless body of Kim was picked up by the women police and is kept at the Ccpur District hospital morgue for post mortem examination. Police source said that the accused, who admitted the crime, is under the custody of women police station Ccpur.
In regard to the crime, the lone female MDC of ADCC and women right activists Grace Zamnu expressed her concerned that such cruel some incident took place at her constituency which is unacceptable. She said such act by anyone has no place in the society and asked for a fitting punishment to the offender while also asking the law enforcers to take stringent action at the earliest.