Argument hearing of Lungnila Elizabeth murder case 3 accused produced before Court

Argument hearing of Lungnila Elizabeth murder case 3 accused produced before Court

IMPHAL, Feb 3: The argument hearing of the Lungnila Elizabeth’s alleged rape and murder case, was held yesterday before the Court of Session Judge, Imphal West, and the Court has fixed February 12 for continuation of CBI counsel’s submission.
Accused Thokchom Nando, Letkhosei Haokip alias James Kuki and Ningombam Rome, were produced before the Court from Sajiwa Central Jail, for the argument hearing of the CBI special trial case.
The Court partially heard the submission of the CBI counsel yesterday, and fixed February 12 for further continuation of the submission.
The argument hearing was held after the accused examination of the three individuals was conducted on November 29, last year.
At that time, none of the accused individuals submitted prayers for producing defense witnesses through their defense counsels.
The last prosecution witness of the trial, produced by CBI Special Crime Branch, was examined by the Court on November 15.
During the course of the ten years long trial, CBI has produce 65 prosecution witnesses (starting from February 6, 2008) after the agency submitted charge sheets against the four accused of the case.
During the course of the trial, one of the accused, O Deben alias Arnold passed away.
It may be mentioned that 8 years old Lungnila Elizabeth, daughter of then Minister Francis Ngajokpa, was kidnapped by some unknown individuals from in front of her school gate (Little Flower School) on November 4, 2003, and her highly decomposed body was found in a sack at Tera Sadokpam, Imphal West, on November 12 triggering mass protest from the public.

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