IMPHAL, November 12: In an unfortunate road mishap on Diwali midnight, a speeding car mowed down six individuals including a couple and left six others injured.
A speeding Santro car drove straight into a group of people engrossed in a dice game at Babu Bazar in Thoubal Kiyam Siphai 45 minutes past midnight on Diwali night.
Five were killed on the spot while a 24-year old succumbed this morning at the hospital.
Police have seized the car bearing Registration No. MN 1K 1545 and arrested the driver identified as Md Riyas, 52 of Sora. The Thoubal Police has also registered a case in this regard.
The couple killed in the accident has been identified as Khundongbam Babu Singh, 54, son of (L) Kh Sakton Singh of Kiyam Siphai Laithagol Leikai and his wife Kh Tombi Devi, 50.
The two who died on the spot together have left behind four sons behind.
The others killed have been identified as 2 MR Rifleman Maimom Sunil Singh, 45, son of (L) M Ibobi Singh of Kiyam Siphai Laithagol Leikai, Sinam Akashini Devi, 40 wife of S Oken Singh of Kiyam Siphai Mamang Leikai, Mutum Manihar Singh, 48, son of (L) M Madana Singh of Kiyam Siphai Babu Bazar and Akoijam Bobo Singh, 24, son of (L) Ak Loken Singh of Kiyam Siphai Amureijam. Bobo succumbed at the Shija Hospital and Research Institute.
The injured have been identified as Mutum Roben Singh, 31, son of M Ibobi Singh of Babu Bazar, Lisam Naocha Singh, 26, son of L Ibocha Singh of Laithangol Leirak, Maimom Roshan Singh, 27, son of kabichandra Singh of Laithogol Leirak and Tonjam Romeo Singh, 30, son of T Muhindro Singh of Babu Bazar.
Akashini`™s husband Oken and their 25 year old son S Boy Singh were also injured and are in critical conditions.
Sources informed that the car which had three people inside was coming very fast from Imphal side and drove straight into the group of people. After hitting the people, the car lost control and hit a Maruti 800 car which was parked nearby.
Further details are awaited.