Liangmai students demand justice for two killed in accident

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Kangpokpi: Regarding the accident at Laikot under Sapermeina police station (Kangpokpi district) where two of four family members from Tamenglong were killed when a truck reportedly hit a Bolero on November 15, 2023, the Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi, Manipur (LNKR-M), or Liangmai Naga Students’ Union, Manipur, has urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter seriously and deliver justice to the victim’s family at the earliest.

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In a press statement issued today, the LNKR “learnt that a Bolero bearing registration number MN06LB-5312 with a family of four members on board was hit by an empty truck bearing registration number AS01PC9144, a goods carrier, on NH-2 at Loikat under Sapermeina police station on November 15, 2023, around 2:30 pm.” The Liangmai student body alleged that it was a head-on collision that happened due to rash driving and over-speeding by the truck. The LNKR further alleged that the driver of the truck was found drunk.

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According to the LNKR, one of the four passengers of the Bolero identified as Amangliu, wife of Z Asuangbou was killed on the spot. Later, Z Asuangbou, 43, succumbed to the injuries at Raj Medicity hospital in Imphal at 11 pm on November 16. The student body further said that their two children- Joshi Zuinamai, 22, and Pousanwibou Zuinamai, 21, are undergoing medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the Liangmai student body fumed that even though the situation has gone grave, one Bishwajit Dey, who is said to be the truck owner, is “avoiding.” The LNKR expressed great disappointment that the truck owner has yet to reach out to the victims’ family to date. As such, the student body drew the attention of the concerned authorities to take appropriate measures to deliver justice to the victims.

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