IMPHAL | Feb 4

Three unknown miscreant open fired at point blank range to a father and daughter yesterday in their home last night. Local womenfolk staged a sit-in-protest against the incident today.

The injured have been identified as one Wahengbam Pamheiba Meitei, 55, son of (L) W. Mikhu Meitei of Chingkhei Mayai Leikai under Lamlai police station and his daughter namely W. Malemnganbi Chanu ,27.

It is said that the incident happened yesterday night at about 11 pm. It is also said that the Pamheiba have been living along with his six daughters.

According to one of his daughter, Wahengbam Babika, at about 11 pm yesterday, some unknown persons knocked the front door and asking them to open it. When her father opened the door, three men covered with mask shot him without warning. Two bullet hit at Pamheiba; one at his chest near heart and one at his abdomen. She further said when one of her sister, Malemnganbi tried to pull up her father aside, the miscreants shot her in the right abdomen. The three miscreants fled from the spot immediately in a two wheeler, she added.

She said the injured were rushed to Jawarharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science for medical treatment. Due to his critical condition, the hospital advised that the patient be referred to Raj medicity at about 1 am.

At present, Pamheiba has been admitted at Intensive Care Unit of Raj Medicity due to critical condition. Malemnganbi is said to be out of danger and has been shifted to a ward.

Meanwhile, local meira paibies of Chingkhei Mayai Leikai staged a sit-in-protest today in the locality against the incident.

Speaking to media, one of the protestor said Pamheiba and his family have been living a simple life in the locality. Meira paibies strongly condemned the heinous act of attempting the life of Pamheiba and his family. According to the locality, he is an innocent person and a daily wages earner.

There may have been some misunderstandings but instead of trying to take his life, there is law to give justice if he had actually done something wrong, she added.

She appealed the authority concerned to book the culprits and find out the reason why he was being shot. A case has been registered at the concern police station for further investigations

~IFP

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