Imphal, 03 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : A youth who went to attend Thabal Chongba was shot dead at his own gate on the first day of Yaoshang Festival yesterday. The unfortunate incident took place around 1:30 early this morning at Nagamapal Phougei Sangbam Leikai. The deceased is identified as Jagat @ Tony, 24 years, son of Thokchom Suresh from Nagamapal Phougei Sangbam Leikai under Imphal Police Station. Sources of Impact News that Jagat, a Tata DI driver is a breadwinner of the family. Jagat went out to attend Thabal Chongba at Keishampat along with 4 friends last night. Jagat and his friends had a heated argument with some individuals on account of overtaking of vehicles on his way back home. The individuals in a Maroon Colour Hyundai I-10 stopped Jagat when he reached the gate of his house and an individual reportedly fired 2 rounds from a Double Barrel and hit Jagat’s back. Locals and family members of the deceased immediately rushed him to Raj Medicity. Members of Rising Knowledge club and Meira Paibi members and people of the locality staged a sit in by blocking the road in the locality against the death today. Speaking to media persons, elder sister of the deceased, Thokchom Jina questioned the intention behind killing of a person over a mere argument. She appealed to the state Government and the authority Concerned to find out the culprit and warned of not taking the dead body if the culprit is not punished at the earliest.
Taking part in the Sit-in, Thangmeiband MLA, Khumukcham Joykishan told Impact News that SP Imphal West Police, Themthing Ngasangva assured that truth behind the death will be found out at the earliest and befitted punishments will be awarded to the culprits. Joykishan drew the attention of the state Government on unreasonable issuance of licensed guns to civilians and further appealed to the state government to give due consideration on the matter to prevent any such untoward incident in the future.