Manipur: Murder charges framed against 4 accused, 1 acquitted

Manipur: Murder charges framed against 4 accused, 1 acquitted

Imphal, December 09 2020: Session Judge Imphal East district today framed charges against Laimayum Sangita alias Amubi and 3 others on the alleged murder case of one Kshetrimayum (O) Sumita alias Ningol of Bharmapur Bheigyapati Leikai on June 24 last year at Thiyam Chingjin under Irilbung Police Station through video conferencing.

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Session Court framed charges for a trial against Laimayum Sangita alias Amubi of Palace Compound Thangapat Mapal, Konthoujam Ibomcha S/o (L) Bheigya of Angtha Mamang Leikai Khongnang Makhong, Md Abdul Wahid Khan and Md Sunk Khan both from Kshetri Bengoon Mayai Leikai under different sections of IPC on November 26 last and acquitted L Indrajit Sharma (husband of L Sangita) from the case.

All the charge-sheeted accused persons pleaded not guilty and prayed for a trial, hence the Court fixed January 5 for the hearing of the first prosecution witness.

On June 24, 2019, Sumita went missing after she left home around 3 pm yesterday to meet Laimayum Amubi Devi, wife of L Indrajit of Brahmapur Thangapat Mapal to whom she owed a sum of Rs 3 lakh, the couple borrowed about three years back. Later shewas found dead on a roadside at Thiyam Chingjin with blood on her nostrils and cloth tightened around her neck.

It was reported that some witnesses present at the incident site suspected L Amubi behind the ‘killing’ by conspiring with some of her associates.

The Investigating Officer of the case submitted the charge sheet before the Court after the completion of the investigation in November last year.