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In connection with the hit and run case in which a poor quarry labourer was killed along National Highway-2 on Chavang Kut night, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills decided to impose bandh along National Highway-2 from midnight of November 6.
Earlier, the student body had served three days ultimatum on November 2 upon the state government to trace and nab the culprits and warn to resort to various form of agitation including bandh and blockade along the national highway if the authority concerned fails to take action.
With no action on the part of the authority concerned and state government, the student body in its emergency meeting held today at Motbung decided to impose the bandh till justice is delivered to the victim’s family.
Speaking to media persons, social and culture secretary of TSA Sadar Hills, Thangpimang said that the ultimatum served in connection with the case has expired and the deceased family is yet to avail justice. Considering the negligence and failure to address justice upon the unfortunate family despite of the ultimatum, TSA Sadar Hills is compelled to impose bandh, he added.
It may be mentioned that 34 years old Lamminthang Kipgen, a poor quarry labourer of Siloi village was killed in the hit and run incident near Sapormeina on Chavang Kut night when he hurried out from home to join the night session of Chavang Kut celebration at Kangpokpi district headquarter. He is survived by his wife and three sons.
The lifeless body of Lamminthang is still lying at RIMS Morgue as the family decided not to claim the body until justice is delivered over the unfortunate incident.
Earlier, TSA Sadar Hills had also urged the state government to compensate accordingly for the huge loss of the bereaved family considering their poor financial condition while serving the three days ultimatum to find the culprits.
The student body appealed the general public and vehicles owner of passengers and private vehicles including inter-state and state passengers vehicles, loaded trucks, tankers and others to bear with the bereaved family and give cooperation towards it for justice. It also said that emergency services like medical, media fraternity, airport, power and water supply will be exempted from the purview of the bandh. Any untoward incidents during the bandh will be held responsible by the authority concerned and state government, it said.