Keirao Makting decries driver's death
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 14 2011:
Taking strong exception to the death of truck driver Md Rehman following assault by stone-pelting blockade supporters at Keithelmanbi along Imphal-Jiribam road, a protest demonstration was staged today at Keirao Makting Mayai Leikai.
The protesters put up placards which read as "Can killing driver realise demand", "Don't make driver scapegoats" etc.
Rehman succumbed to the injuries at Shija Hospital yesterday.
Meanwhile, a joint action committee has been constituted in connection with the death of Rehman.
The JAC has decided to demand ex-gratia and a suitable Government job for the next of kin of the deceased.
The JAC is also demanding arrest of the bandh supporters involved in attacking Rehman and his truck within seven days.
The JAC further decided to support the drivers' union in case the union resolves to launch any agitation.