Murder accused remanded to police custody

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 4: 52-year-old Nongthombam Haridas who allegedly stabbed a person to death yesterday was produced in the Court of Duty Magistrate, Imphal East and has been remanded to police custody for five days till July 8.
Nongthombam Haridas alias Rambo, s/o (L) Roton of Mayang Langjing, presently staying at Laireikyengbam Leikai, Salan Leirak, was arrested by a team of Heingang police yesterday after he allegedly stabbed to death one Thokchom Umachandra (38), s/o (L) Tombi of Laipham Khunou Mayai Leikai.
The incident took place near the residence of the victim at around 10.20 am yesterday.
The Investigating Officer of the case submitted to the Court that the elder brother of the deceased had lodged a complaint at Lamphel Police Station alleging his younger brother, Thokchom Umachandra was stabbed on his left and right chest with a kitchen knife by Nongthombam Haridas   without any 'reason'. Umachandra was evacuated to JNIMS hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctor. The IO further submitted that the alleged knife used in the crime is yet to be recovered and prayed for remanding the accused to police custody for proper investigation of the case.