IMPHAL, March 26: A man was beaten to death allegedly by a group of persons for stealing the ‘Anji’-symbol of the United Friends’ Oragnisation or locally known as Satjal from a Satjal compound at natum CHing opposite to the Sagolmang Police station.
The incident led to a mob dismantling the house of three persons who had called out the man this morning.
This morning around 7.30, Huirem Naba, 44, son of Jilla of Longsum Mayai Leikai was called out from his residence and led him to UFO compound for a talk by six individuals from his locality, informed a source.
There he was physically assaulted on the charges that he had stolen the ‘Anji’ from the compound last night.
Soon after, two persons from the group took him to the local community health centre, where the doctors declared him brought death.
Meanwhile, on getting information about the incident, a huge mob of locals converged and directed their ire towards the six who had called Huirem Naba from his residence.
The mob dismantled the houses of three of the six who have been identified as Thangjam Bisho, his elder brother Thangjam Ibomyaima and Yaikhom Jiten all from Heikrak Mapal Makha Leikai.
However, timely intervention of the police led by SDPO Lamlai Lukham controlled the mob from damaging another house belong to a fourth individual who is identified as Naorem Shoba of Lowshangkhong Mayai Leikai.
The two others who called out Naba are yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, police have picked up the body and deposited it at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Morgue for post mortem.
Locals had placed the body at the local community hall at Sagolmang declaring that the body will not be claimed until all involved in the crime are arrested.
Police have also taken up a case regarding the incident.
On the other hand, the locals of Longsum conveyed an emergency meeting in their locality regarding the incident late in the evening today.