Man arrested for shooting sister-in-law with licensed gun sent to judicial custody

The man from Thoubal Kiyam Siphai was sent to judicial custody till April 29 by the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Thursday.


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A man who was arrested for shooting his sister-in-law with a licensed gun has been remanded into 15 days' judicial custody till April 29 by the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Thursday.

Mutum Robindro, 35, son of M Tomba of Thoubal Kiyam Siphai, presently staying at Kakwa Asem Leikai, shot his sister-in-law Sougrakpam Ongbi Sunita of the same locality at around 10 am using his licensed gun on January 7. He was arrested on being surrendered to Imphal Police Station and further remanded into police custody for six days till January 12.

The accused was remanded into judicial custody on January 12 earlier by the court. He was released on interim bail on March 1 on medical grounds and the bail was extended till March 31.

The additional public prosecutor on April 1, strongly questioned the authenticity of the medical status of the accused, and the court directed the investigating officer of the case to produce the accused before the State Medical Board and submit a report in the matter.

Accordingly, he was produced before the Special State Medical Board along with the relevant documents by the investigating officer and a report was received from the board on April 12.

The additional public prosecutor submitted that the offences alleged against the accused are serious and heinous in nature, and relates with crime against women. With that, a prayer for not releasing the accused on medical grounds was also submitted.

The court after examining the materials on record stated that the accused needs medical attention but after looking into the seriousness of the alleged offences charged against him and considering the fact that the state is assuring to give all medical care and treatment to the accused in JNIMS (Security Ward) at any condition, the accused was remanded immediately into judicial custody.

The court directed the investigating officer of the case to treat the accused at JNIMS (security ward) by extending all possible medical care by lodging him there. It stated that the report should be submitted before the court by the investigating officer on April 29.

 

First Published:April 15, 2021, 9:09 p.m.

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