IMPHAL, April 1: In a gruesome incident, an enraged mob lynched a couple of Sora for alleged involvement in the killing of a member of the Pallel Zilla Parisad today.
The mob also set ablaze the residence of the two accused couple.
The deceased couple were identified as one Majibullah (husband) and Noorsana (wife).
Sources said that the incident was provoked following the death of Md. Sahabuddin, 58, s/o (L) Kamaluddin of Sora Bazaar Maning, member of the Zilla Parisad who was shot death near a canal of Sora Awang Leikai.
The family member of Sahabuddin revealed that he went out of the house for having pan at the locality and coincidentally Noorsana also called Sahabuddin.
The family further quoting sources from witnesses revealed that the victim was taken away from a shop (pan dukan) of the locality by five persons including a woman. Moments later gun shots was heard nearby the area only to find the victim being shot death this morning around 5:30 am.
On being suspicious of possible involvement of Noorsana, a group of people including the family member went to Noorsana’s residence and found no one.
The absence triggered a huge uprising of the mob and set ablaze the residence of Noorsana.
To the surprise of the mob Noorsana’s husband Majibullah who had been missing since the last 7 year ran out of the house as it caught fire. Majibullah was caught by the mob and lynched. The corpse was later kept on NH-39 along the Sora stretch.
Later at about 12 noon, Majibullah’s wife was also caught by the mob and brought to the place where her husband’s corpse was lying. There she was interrogated by the mob.
Further the reports while quoting confession of Noorsana, revealed names some of other suspects which included one Md. Ajauddin, Md. Alijuddin of Sora, one Elizam w/o Khalib, Milan and Jackie.
After the interrogation Noorsana was also lynched by the mob accusing her of involving in the conspiracy of killing the Zilla Parisad member.
The police later recovered two 9 mm pistol from among the burnt remains of the house which is suspected to be used in the murder of the Zilla Parishad member on Thursday evening.
A Joint Action Committee formed against the killing of Sahabuddin (Zilla Parisad member) has imposed indefinite bandh along the NH-39. The decision was taken by a public meet.
The reports further said that the police could not control the mob however they were allowed to collect the body of the victims.
The meet also adopted several resolutions which included condemnation of the killing of Sahabuddin.
It resolved to pressurize the government to initiate judicial inquiry in the killing. And also book and punish the culprits involved in the killing.
The meet also agreed to demand appropriate jobs to the next kin of the victim and to prevent entry of any militant groups at Sora.