Prime suspect remanded police custody


BISHNUPUR, July 7: Yumnam Lanthoiba alias Nganthoi, 28, son of Y Deven of Oinam Yumnam Leikai, the prime suspect in the killing of Nongthonbam Raghuchand alias Rishi, 31, son of Ibomcha has been remanded to 5 days police custody today.

Lanthoiba was produced before Judicial Magistrate first class Bishnupur, Lamkhanpou Tonsing this afternoon around 3.30pm. Earlier the court remanded the suspect to seven days in police custody on July 1 which expired today.

Meanwhile, around 50 women comprising of JAC and family members of the deceased gathered outside the court complex since 10 am displaying banners saying, “We strongly condemned the cold blooded murder of Raghuchand,” besides chanting slogans.

The suspect was escorted inside the court complex under heavy security.

It may be recalled that Nongthonbam Raghuchand was found dead near the Leimaram Wakching Turel Dam on June 29. The next day Lanthoiba was booked by the police.



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