11.pm 6 April 3011
Armed group KCP today claimed responsibility to the killing of Reliance caretaker Oinam Borobabu at his Wangkhei Wangkheimayum Leirak residence on Monday night. A press statement released through e-mail by one Yaiphaba, of the Information and Public Relation Department of the outfit said Borobabu was awarded capital punishment by the outfit after giving repeated warning. It may be mentioned that Borobabu was shot death in front of his wife and son by an armed assailant.
Meanwhile, JAC against the killing, today accepted dead body of Borobabu and performed last rite after Chief Minister Okram Ibobi had given assurance to fulfill their demand. The JAC has been demanding punishment of the culprits involved in the killing, adequate livelihood to the victim family beside compensation.A large number people today staged a rally till JNIMS Morgue and brought the dead body to perform last rite at his locality. The deceased Borobabu was shot death by the armed assailant at his bed room in front of his wife Sandhyarani and son Devaraj. He is survived by his wife and three children including a daughter. A JAC formed against the killing had yesterday submitted memorandum to the chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh demanding punishment of the culprits involved in the killing. MLA E. Suraj and Reliance Mobile service provider agent W. Kemchand among others met the Chief Minister on Tuesday afternoon to submit the memorandum. Member of the JAC while speaking to media person question on the nature of freedom struggle that the armed group has been demanding. He said such killing is an act of terrorism and such act should not be repeated.
Meanwhile, Manipur DGP Y. Joykumar has said that all efforts are being made to arrest the culprits involved in the shooting of Oinam Borobobu. In a telephonic conversation with the ISTV News, Joykumar said a meeting for all district superintendents has been convened to strengthened security measures for controlling of the anti social crimes. He said police department has also taken up additional measures to protect the people and their properties. When asked about the deadline provided by an armed group to the non Manipuri, the police chief said the police force has been keeping vigils from before to counter any untoward incidents committed by anti social elements.
At another development a sit in protest was staged today at Leimapokpam in protest against the bomb attack carried out at the residence of Oinam Angangjao aged 75 of Leimapokpam Awang leikai. The grenade exploded at the court yard and instantly killed one dog and damaged some portions of the roof and wall of the house. Meira paibees of Leimapokpam lambasted such violent acts in the crowded residential areas and sought clarification from the concerned party. A woman who took part in the protest expressed unhappiness over the incident and appealed not to repeat such intimidating act in future. She also maintained that due to the threats from some armed group doctors posted at Leimapokpam primary health centre could not attend for the last two months and have caused immense problems and inconveniences to the locality of the area and appealed to lift the threat imposed to the doctors in the interest of the locality.On the other hands women folk of Haobam Marak Marak Chingtham Leikai today staged a sit in protest against bomb threat to one RK Chitaranjan of the locality. Chitaranjan was around 50 years old and is serving as an inspector in the taxation department. The bomb was handed over by miscreants to a nieghbour by wrapping in an envelope at around 3.30 pm yesterday. Several placards decrying the bomb threat were used during the protest.