Manipur: An 80-year-old woman, wife of a freedom fighter, was locked inside her house in Manipur’s Serou village and set on fire by an armed group.
As reported by the India Today, deceased husband, Churachand Singh, who died at 80, was a freedom fighter and was honoured by former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
What exactly happened?
Deceased identified as Sorokhaibam Ibetombi was burnt alive on May 28. Reportedly, she was left behind by her family members after a mob attacked their area.
The family reportedly resides in Serou, which is located around 80 KMs from Imphal.
As per family members, on the afternoon of May 28, armed men came into their village and started setting houses on fire. The family initially took shelter at the local MLA’s place and were left taken to a shelter home in Imphal.
As per India Today report, around two months after the ethnic clashes first broke out, the family returned to find that their home and had been reduced to a mound of wood and metal.
When the family checked the debris, they found a photograph that Ibetombi held dearly – a picture of her husband with Ex-president APJ Abdul Kalam.
About Ibetombi’s husband:
Ibetombi’s husband, Sorokhaibam Churachand Meteri, participated in Quit India Movement and was lodged in Sylhet jail from 1931 to 1931. He was also the first Pradhan of Serou village after Independence.
With inputs from India Today….