Four arrested for assaulting UPSC Prelims exam candidate in Ukhrul

The accused have been identified as Soreingam RS, 28, son of Rathing R Shimray of Ngainga village, Thotshang Rumthao, 21, son of Star Rumthao of Rayotang, Ukhrul, Lucky Zimik, 28, son of Ngarànmi Zimik of Nungou village and Thangmayo HAS, 21, son of Shimthar HAS of Huishu village.

Ukhrul police on Sunday arrested four individuals allegedly involved in assaulting a UPSC Prelims exam candidate, Soshim Keishing, from Kamjong district.

According to the police, the accused have been identified as Soreingam RS, 28, son of Rathing R Shimray of Ngainga village, Thotshang Rumthao, 21, son of Star Rumthao of Rayotang, Ukhrul, Lucky Zimik, 28, son of Ngarànmi Zimik of Nungou village and Thangmayo HAS, 21, son of Shimthar HAS of Huishu village.

Soreingam RS is the convener of Youth Action Committee, Rayotang and Thotshang Rumthao is its co-convener.

The incident took place on Saturday at Rayotang, Ukhrul. Interacting with this IFP correspondent, Soshim Keishing of Kumram village, Kamjong district, currently residing at Rayotang, Ukhrul, narrated that he along with a friend had gone to Rayotang Authority for collecting travel pass since they had to sit for UPSC Preliminary Examination in Imphal on Sunday.

To his surprise, he found out that the local authority charge Rs 50 for issuing the pass. He said he objected to the fees as it was not charged to other locals. After an argument, Keishing paid Rs 50, got the pass, and went home along with his friend.

In the afternoon, the local authority had asked him to come to their office and when he went there, more heated arguments ensued, and then he was told to apologise. On his refusal, he was taken to a room and beaten up.

Soshim Keishing was admitted to the ward of Ukhrul District Hospital. Medical superintendent, Dr Reisangmi Raikhan said that Soshim has been given the best possible medical treatment in the hospital. Right now, his vitals are stable and he is conscious, he added.

Subsequently, a suo-moto FIR under Section-352/325/34 IPC was registered at Ukhrul Police Station on the same day of the incident.

First Published:Oct. 4, 2020, 10:10 p.m.

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