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Manipur asked to pay Rs 5 lakh relief

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NEW DELHI, June 13 � The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Manipur Government to pay Rs 5 lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of Sorokhiabam Jibon Singh, who was killed in an encounter at Chandanadi Lamkhai, Imphal West district on July 1, 2009. It has given eight weeks time for compliance report and proof of payment.

The Commission, while recommending the monetary relief, observed that in the facts and circumstances of the case, even assuming that there was an encounter as claimed by police, there could be no justification for such excessive use of force. It also observed that the police exceeded the right of defence.

From the perusal of the post-mortem examination report, there were ten entrance wounds on the inter-costal region and abdomen and ten exit wounds on the backside of the body. Apart from it, there were firearm injuries on the right forearm and axilla. The injuries sustained by the deceased were not only fatal but also large in number indicating that police used excessive force during the encounter, NHRC said.

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Manipur asked to pay Rs 5 lakh relief

NEW DELHI, June 13 � The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Manipur Government to pay Rs 5 lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of Sorokhiabam Jibon Singh, who was killed in an encounter at Chandanadi Lamkhai, Imphal West district on July 1, 2009. It has given eight weeks time for compliance report and proof of payment.

The Commission, while recommending the monetary relief, observed that in the facts and circumstances of the case, even assuming that there was an encounter as claimed by police, there could be no justification for such excessive use of force. It also observed that the police exceeded the right of defence.

From the perusal of the post-mortem examination report, there were ten entrance wounds on the inter-costal region and abdomen and ten exit wounds on the backside of the body. Apart from it, there were firearm injuries on the right forearm and axilla. The injuries sustained by the deceased were not only fatal but also large in number indicating that police used excessive force during the encounter, NHRC said.

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