In a horrific incident, a man was allegedly killed by his neighbor on Tuesday morning at Manipur’s Kumbi village in Bishnupur district, police said.
According to police, the victim Khangembam Achou Meitei, (47), was allegedly attacked by Nongmaithem Surjit alias Athebi, (35) with a machete when the victim was mowing his backyard. While the incident reportedly took place at around 11 am, the police said they received the information about the incident around 11.30 am.
Following the incident, a group of irate locals of Kumbi village burnt down the house of the accused before ostracising his entire family from the locality.
Officer-in-charge of Kumbi Police station said that they received the report of the attack at around 11.30 am and when they rushed to the crime scene, the house of the accused was engulfed in flames beyond redemption.
The motive behind the killing is yet to be confirmed. However, the police said the cause of the attack could possibly be a land dispute as the two neighbors have embroiled in a confrontation in the past on several occasions over a similar issue. The police are yet to determine if others were involved.
A case has been registered at the police station and the weapon used in the crime has also been seized.
Source: Indian Express
Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-07 4:19 PM