Arambam Ranjan Killing: Irate mob tries to burn down house of accused

The situation was brought under control after intervention of Meetei Youth Club and Churachandpur Police.

Locals of Khuga Tampak, Zoveng, Churachandpur district tried to set on fire the house of one of the prime accused in the killing of Arambam Ranjan and siphoning Rs 1.15 crore from SBI ATM.

The house of K Somen Singh, son of K Achouba Singh was almost destroyed by the mob on Tuesday at around 7 am, but later, the situation was brought under control after intervention of Meetei Youth Club and Churachandpur Police.

According to sources, the family members of Somen were not in the house at the time of the incident and they were in a rented house under strong security of police and imposition curfew in the areas.

Concerning the incident, deputy commissioner of Churachandpur, Pawan Yadav has imposed Section 144 of CrPC and prohibited any form of public movement outside their residence with immediate effect until further order in the covered area of Khuga Tampak.

In his prohibition order, the DC also stated that any person/organisation/institution found violating the curfew imposed, shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under relevant provision of Indian Penal Code.

The DC also detailed executive magistrate of Churachandpur, Jangminlien Lupho, for magistrate duty to maintain law and order situation in Khuga Tampak.

It may be mentioned that (Late) Arambam Ranjan, an employee of Writer Safeguard Group died of a gunshot wounds in the morning of September 4 in front of the SBI main branch, Churachandpur and his body has been kept unclaimed at Churachandpur District Hospital morgue for 18 days. Churachandpur police are making headway after discovering the gun belongs to another accused, K Brojen Singh, who is from Bamon Kampu, Imphal East. Investigation on the case of killing Arambam Ranjan is still going on.

First Published:Sept. 22, 2020, 11:29 p.m.

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