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Couple lynched in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL, April 1 � An irate mob lynched a husband-wife couple in broad daylight at Sora village in Manipur�s Thoubal district over the killing of a Pradhan today.

The incident took place when the angry mob stormed and set on fire the house of one Md Mujibullah alias Michael alias Mujibur (40) following a public meeting held in the wake of recovery of the bullet-ridden body of Pradhan Md Sahabuddin (55) at Sora, around 35 km south of here.

Suspecting involvement of the couple in the killing of the pradhan, the mob picked up Md Mujibullah and his wife Nursana (35) and lynched them with sticks and stones after setting their house on fire. The Police team which rushed to the spot on hearing the news faced a brief confrontation prior to controlling the mob, sources said.

The OC of Kakching police station told this reporter over telephone that they have registered three cases in connection with the incident.

The police recovered two charred 9 mm pistols from the house of the deceased couple. But they are clueless behind the gunning down of Md Sahabuddin, the Zilla Parishad member of Pallel area around 9.45 pm last night.

Meanwhile, demanding judicial inquiry into the incident, a newly floated Joint Action Committee against the brutal killing of Md Sahabuddin Pallel ZP has called an indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh sector of the National Highway from Friday midnight.

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