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Manipur custodial torture: SI taken into custody; CM assures job to victim’s family

SI Jitendro was produced before the Imphal West CJM court on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, the SI was suspended on May 3.

Manipur police sub-inspector Th Jitendro has been sent to 6-days of police custody in connection with the death of Arambam Nanao following alleged custodial torture.

Jitendro was produced before the Imphal West CJM court on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, the SI was suspended on May 3.

Meanwhile, CM Biren Singh has announced that a family member of the deceased will get a government job and all the persons involved in the alleged murder will soon be arrested.

The death of Arambam Nanao has snowballed into a major controversy over the circumstances that led to the goldsmith’s death.

Allegations are that Arambam died due to alleged custodial torture after being picked by a police team led by sub-inspector Th Jitendro.

Earlier, in the day members of the Joint Action Committee formed to demand justice for 38-year-old Arambam Nanao who died due to alleged custodial torture, called on Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

As per inputs, the JAC reiterated its demand for a judicial inquiry into the incident.

It may be mentioned, that 38-year-old Arambam Nanao from Sagolband Kangabam Leikai was picked up by a police team led by sub-inspector Th Jitendro from his residence on the morning of May 2.

Nanao, who was released later in the afternoon the same day had to be rushed to RIMS after he collapsed.

The mother of the victim alleged that around 9 am on May 2, some police personnel in civil dress took her son and one individual identifying himself as SI Jitendro informe dthe family members that they should come to the Imphal Police station.

When the mother went to the police station, the SI demanded her to bring Rs 5 lakh before 4 pm for the release of her son.

When the family members were arranging the money, some police personnel brought her son home and took him to his room. None of the family members were allowed by the police personnel to meet or attend to him in his room, she alleged.

She also alleged that after some time her son was taken out of his room in an unconscious state and rushed to the RIMS Hospital by two police personnel, of whom one was not wearing a uniform.

Nanao, a goldsmith by profession, passed away at RIMS in the evening, leading to protests. Alleged injury marks were also seen on his body.

As per inputs, a complaint was lodged by an unknown person that Nanao had borrowed a certain amount of money from him and failed to return the same.

First Published: 6th May, 2022 12:11 IST

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