IMPHAL, October 25: A mob erupted this evening at Mayang Imphal Bazar over the recovery of the body of a missing 13-year old boy hanging from a tree yesterday.
It may be mentioned that 13-year old Akoijam Monsai Singh son of Ak Nodiachand Singh of Mayang Imphal Thana Wangkhei Leikai who had been missing after going out of his home was found dead hanging from a tree yesterday evening around 3:45 at a paddy field in Mayang Imphal Yangbi Leirak under Mayang Imphal Police Station.
A large mob of womenfolk stormed the Mayang Imphal Police Station demanding the arrest of the boy`™s friends who had called him out on the October 22 morning. The boy had failed to return since going out of his home on the October 22 morning.
When the police replied that arrests will be made only after proper investigation, the mob turned violent and imposed a bandh at Mayang Imphal Bazar crossroads citing that the police have failed to arrest the accused.
Shops were also closed down immediately.
Motorists were attacked with catapults and stones pelted at, according to sources.
Meanwhile, police fired mock bombs and tear gas shells to disperse the mob during which one bandh supporter was injured.