IMPHAL, Oct 7: A 29 year old youth was remanded to judicial custody by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West today, for attempting to murder his uncle in the morning of September 29.
The accused identified as Songam Shimphrui s/o SP Tenglei of Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul, was produced before the Court following the completion of police remand at Lamphel PS, along with a prayer for judicial custody remand.
The IO of the case, through the APP, submitted that on September 29, after information was received that one SP Ningsheiring (45) s/o Tenglei of Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul (presently staying at Chowkidar quarter of Manipur State Co-operative quarter Union, Lamphelpat) had been stabbed by the accused inside the quarter due to a personal grudge. The accused was arrested by police on October 3, at around 10 am and on preliminary interrogation, he admitted to the charge levelled against him.
The accused also revealed that on the day of the incident, he had stabbed his uncle inside the quarter and fled from the crime scene.
He then went to Churachandpur and along the way he threw away his shirt which he wore during the crime.
During the police custody period, a team of Lamphel police and the accused went to Churachandpur to recover the shirt but could not do so, the IO stated adding that on further interrogation the accused finally revealed that he is a drug user and is staying at his sister in law's house located at Mantripukri along with his younger brother.
He disclosed that on September 28, he went to his uncle's house and stayed at the quarter and the next day, at around 7. 10 am, he consumed five tablets and watched videos on his uncle's mobile phone.
He further revealed that while his uncle was standing near the kitchen door, he stabbed him from the back and fled from the spot to his aunty's place at T Champhai village, Churchandpur, taking his uncle's mobile phone with him.
The IO submitted that accused revealed that on his way to Churachandpur, he sold the phone to an individual.
The victim is presently undergoing treatment under critical condition at RIMS Post Operative Ward (Surgery ICU) and as such, his statement cannot be recorded, the IO mentioned praying for judicial remand of the accused.
After going through the case records and hearing of the IO, the Court remanded the accused to judicial custody till October 21.