Imphal, 04 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : A driver was shot death by unidentified individuals at Lamdeng makha Leikai, today. The incident occurred at Meitan-pokpi Handpump crossing on the road leading to Lamdeng Makha Leikai from Iroisemba around 10:30 this morning. The deceased has been identified as Leiphrakpam SanaNingthem, 33 years, son of Leiphrakpam Inaobi and Purnima from Lamdeng Makha Leikai. He is survived by a 5 year old daughter. Late SanaNingthem used to drive Mahindra mini pick-up truck to transport Bamboos. He drove his Mahindra mini pick-up truck bearing registration number MZ 01B 4125 carrying some bamboos around 6, this morning. Sources said SanaNingthem was shot by unidentified individuals on his way back home. Lamsang Police rushed at the spot after being informed by people in the area around 11.30 this morning. Altogether 8 bullet wounds were found in his body including one on right thigh, right arm, left chest and right abdomen. Police recovered 6 empty shells from the spot . A bullet was also found in the driver’s seat suspected to have been shot through his body. The deceased was alleged to have been involved in a rape case at Lamdeng makha leikai three years ago in 2015 and was in jail for almost 2 years.