Former Manipur poll candidate Gurumayum Molecule arrested for shooting nephew

Former Manipur election candidate Gurumayum Molecule was arrested from Thangmeiband area by a team of Imphal West commando Tuesday morning.


Arrested Gurumayum Molecule being taken away by a team of Commandos (PHOTO IFP)

Former Manipur election candidate Gurumayum Molecule was arrested from Thangmeiband area by a team of Imphal West commandos Tuesday morning for shooting his nephew.

On November 21, Gurumayum Birachandra Sharma, 70, alias Molecule reportedly killed his nephew with his licensed gun at his residence located at Singjamei Chingamathak Ngakraba Leirak, Imphal West.

The deceased was identified as Gurumayum Suraj Sharma, 35, son of G Gope of Singjamei Chingamathak Ngakraba Leirak, Imphal West. Gope is Molecule’s elder brother.

An eye witness reported that the incident occurred around 9:30 am at the courtyard of the deceased.

The witness said that she was cooking when the incident occurred. She heard a loud noise outside like the bursting of crackers and when she peeped out of the window, Suraj was seen running with bullet injury towards his residence which is adjacent to the accused residence.

The witness further told, “Molecule fled from the spot after he shot Suraj with his license gun and escaped on his Maruti van ambulance (white in colour) bearing registration number MN05 A6135.”

Locals rushed Suraj at Raj Medicity hospital, North AOC but he succumbed to his injuries at about 11 am at the hospital. Hospital authority told that the bullet hit on the right arm and right chest.

The body was taken to RIMS morgue and a case was registered at Singjamei police station for further investigation.

Gurumayum Suraj Sharma served in BSNL as junior telecom officer.

Later, a ‘joint action committee against the brutal killing of Gurumayum Suraj Sharma’ was formed and held a public meeting in the locality.

First Published:Nov. 24, 2020, 9:55 a.m.

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