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A woman employee of CRED dies on the spot in a Hit and Run incident this morning; agitated people block Singjamei road

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Imphal, 05 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : Agitated people blocked Singjamei road for a while against the killing of a sweeping lady of Centre for Research on Environmental Development (CRED) after a car hit her at Singjamei Parking road today. Speaking in connection with the incident, MAHUD Minister, Th. Shyamkumar asserted that Surveillance Cameras will be installed at the earliest so that culprits involved in such incidents can be caught right on time. He maintained that Chief Minister, Biren will be pressurised to keep vehicles for utilising by police personnel at police outposts. The deceased woman is identified as Toijam Tampha, 41 years, wife of Sanathoi from Kyamgei Khoirom Leikai. Sources said Late Tampha is the present Spokesperson for BJP Keirao Mahila Mandal. Other women sweepers who were with Tampha stated that the incident occurred early this morning around 5. They were sweeping the sides of the road. Late Tampha was sweeping the median of the road just when a black Honda City coming from Singjamei Mayeng Leikai hit her and sped away. When other sweepers rushed at the median where the incident occurred, Tampha was found seriously injured on her head and blood profusely bleeding from it. Despite their frantic calls to chase after the culprits, since it was early in the morning, there was no one with vehicles around to run after the miscreant. Police sources said, Tampha succumbed to her injuries on her way to the hospital. After the incident, family members of the deceased from Kyamgei and people from the colony where the incident occurred rushed to Singjamei Parking and started blocking the road in agitation and no vehicle were allowed to cross the road. MLA Keirao, L. Rameshwor and top police personnel of Singjamei Police came and pacified the people not to block the road. The people finally gave in after being assured that the culprits involved in the car accident will be caught at the earliest.  Police sources said that the car vanished after driving towards Khagempalli road. The police gave the assurance that the number of the Car will be identified soon and the culprit will be arrested at the earliest. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to her family.

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