Imphal: The JAC formed against the death of Md. Mangi who was hacked to death on Monday has come to a settlement and agreed to claim the body to perform the last rites.
According to news received from the JAC, the settlement was brought after a meeting with the representatives of the JAC and Thoubal Police including SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha at Nongpok Sekami Police Station on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Dr. S. Ibomcha said that the main accused of the incident has been arrested by the police and assured that the necessary legal actions will be taken up against him to ensure befitting punishment.
On the other hand, locals of Hijam Khunou staged a sit-in protest strongly condemning the incident on Monday and demanded that the culprits involved be awarded with befitting punishment at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the main accused of the incident Maibam Santikumar was produced before the court of CJM Thoubal and has been remanded to four days police custody.
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West remanded Maibam Shantikumar, into police custody for four days for further investigation in connection with the alleged murder case of Md. Mangi yesterday which is being taken up under Nongpok Sekmai police station, Thoubal district.
The accused was produced before the court by a team of Nongpok Sekmai police station along with the prayer for remanding him into police custody for further investigation of the case.
The IO of the case through APP submitted that soon after the incident the accused was arrested by a police team and during the interrogation he admitted to have committed the crime leveled against him and the prayer for four days in police custody remand for smooth investigation of the case be allowed.
The police also produced seized machete, foot wear and blood stained cloths seized from the alleged murder.
The court on perusal of the case record was satisfied with the police’s prayer and remanded the accused into police custody remand for four days till March 6.