Man shoots sister-in-law to death; sent to judicial custody

The Police report stated that the accused admitted the charges levelled against him of committing an offence under section 302 IPC by using a gun.


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The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Tuesday sent one Mutum Robindro to judicial custody for 14 days till January 24 for investigation in the case of allegedly shooting and killing her sister-in-law with a licensed gun on January 7.

Mutum Robindro, 35, son of M Tomba of Thoubal Kiyam Siphai shot his wife’s sister Sougrakpam Sunita Devi, 40 of Mongshangei Maning Leikai with a gun at a rented house in Kakwa Asem Leikai where he was residing at present. Sunita was hospitalised at RIMS but succumbed to the bullet injury.

Police statement stated that on the day of the incident, Sunita came to the rented house of her sister Mutum (O) Ayingbi Devi who is the wife of Robindro. She came to drop Robindro’s eldest son who had been staying with her since the last three days before the incident took place, it stated.

It stated that after reaching Ayingbi’s house, they were discussing family matters while Robindro was listening to their conversation from the kitchen. Enraged over their conversation, he took out his license gun and fired a round inside the kitchen, it stated. After that, he went up the stairs and shot Sunita, as per the police statement. After committing the crime, Robindro fled away from the spot, it added.

Robindro later turned himself in to the Imphal Police Station. During interrogation, he disclosed that he shot Sunita with a gun out of anger after listening to their conversation, police said.

The Police report mentioned that the accused admitted the charges levelled against him of committing an offence under section 302 IPC by using a gun. Therefore, police prayed 15 days judicial custody for smooth investigation but the court gave 14 days judicial custody till January 24.

 

First Published:Jan. 13, 2021, 10:08 a.m.

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