According to reliable sources, the two occupants of the car seemed intoxicated but did not reek of alcohol. The road rampage is suspected to have occurred under the influence of narcotics, said the source.
Residents of Palace Compound near Govindajee Temple were caught off guard as a car rammed into the side extension of a residential house around 9 pm on Wednesday.
The Chevorlet Cruz model car bearing license plate number MN05A 7460 had damaged four other vehicles prior to ending its long road rage at the residential home of Laishram Ramkumar at Palace Compound.
Out of the three who were on the vehicle, two have been identified as 20 year old Thingbaijam Lanthoi Singh, Son of Thingbaijam Matum Singh of Nongmeibung Pung Makhong and 24 year old Kangabam Lewis Singh, Son of Kangambam Birmani of Bamon Leikai Bachasmatimayum. The third person is absconding and his identity is yet to be established.
According to reliable sources, the two occupants of the car seemed intoxicated but did not reek of alcohol. Their road rampage is suspected to have occurred under the influence of narcotics, said the source.
According Police report, the long trail of accidents kicked off along Wangkhei-Kongba road where the car had hit an auto-rickshaw and another two-wheeler near Wangkhei Meihoubam Lampak and Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak around 8:10 pm.
The report further added that the car got into another tussle with a four wheeler Alto car at Konung Mamang and returned for another hit with a Swift car near Palace gate after a long chase around Sanjenthong. The long chase across major residential blocks of Imphal East by accident victims and local residents finally culminated at Palace Compound where the huge trailing mob reportedly thrashed the occupants. Rushing to the scene, Imphal East district police reined in the situation apprehending both the occupants and seized the vehicle.
The Police said that two out of the five victims, namely 53 year old W Joykumar owner of the two-wheeler (Pleasure) and 50 year old Kiramat Ali owner of the three-wheeler auto have filed their respective complaints at Porompat Police. The Police further added that an FIR has been lodged at Porompat Police Station for further legal actions.