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One dead, 4 injured in violence in Khergao Yumkhaibam Makha Leikai, DC imposes Curfew in Kshetrigao

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Imphal, 26 September 2016 ( Evening News ) : One minor boy was killed and 4 persons were injured in clashes among people in Khergao Yumkhaibam Makha Leikai last evening. The incident occurred after people came to know that Md. Azmir @ Ezi son of  Md. Sanaullah of Khergao Yumkhaibam Makha Leikai was involved in the murder of Md. Naoshad Khan. Md. Naoshad Khan was found dead at Nganglou Loukon under Lilong Police station on April 2 last year.  The dead boy is identified as Md Saddam, 14 years son of late Abo of Yumkhaibam Makha Leikai. Those injured are identified as Md. Eki,  24 years, son of Bashir and Md Ajij, 24 years, son of Echamba of Khergao Makha Leikai and Md Muktar and Md Boicha of Kshetri Awang Leikai. Sources said the JAC and locals went to the house of the accused Md. Azmir to discuss the matter. However the family members of the accused fired at the people. Sources also said the police was informed of the firing but the people situation turned violent after police refused to arrest the culprits. The locals attempted to destroy the house of the accused around 8 pm but the family members once again fired at the crowd injuring 4 people. Ezi and other family members managed to escape from the house. Around 11 pm the irate locals damaged the house and set it on fire. The fire spread to the neighbour's house and Md Saddam who rushed to fight the fire stepped on a live wire and was electrocuted. 3 of those injured in the firing were rushed at JNIMS.  Md Eki who was injured in the neck, chest, arm was referred to SHIJA Hospitals.

Co-convenor of JAC against the murder of Naoshad, Aribam Aziz today told the media persons that the violence occurred after the family fired at persons who went to meet Ezi. He said if police arrested the persons who opened fire, the violence could have been prevented. Aziz said the police has falsely accused the JAC of causing the incident. He alleged that  the police is trying to arrest the JAC members not the accused in the murder. He urged the govt and the police to arrest the accused persons and warned of intense agitation if they are not arrested. The JAC has called for indefinite bandh in Kshetrigao.

The DC Imphal east has imposed curfew in Kshetrigao from September 26 until further orders under sub section 2 of section 144, Cr PC 1973.

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