CCpur, February 11 2022: A 50 year-old man taken into custody by police over an alleged case against the opposite sex was reportedly found dead in police lock-up early today.
Chinkhanlian (50) s/o Tualkhum of V Munhoih, New Lamka was picked up by the police on the even-ing of February 8, 2022 .
The police are understood to have acted on a case registered under POCSO Act at the women PS.
Family sources said they were told that he was found hanging inside the lock-up today.
The district police acted swiftly to address the issue and registered a case of unnatural death.
A mobile forensic unit from the Forensic Science Laboratory, Imphal was also summoned to study the likely cause of death.
DIG (Range-III) Kamei Angam Romanus visited the spot and assured a through investigation.
The deceased man, sources said, was living with his two sons as his wife passed away a few years back.
As authorities have assured a detail forensic investigation, an autopsy and magisterial enquiry into the incident, family members said they would be awaiting the results before taking any further steps.
Meanwhile, several CSOs of V Munhoih along with the village authority have condemned the custodial death of a resident from their locality.
They have called for a thorough judicial enquiry and necessary actions be taken up as per the law of the land.