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Cop kills cousin, surrenders to police

IMPHAL: In a bizarre incident, a sub-inspector of Manipur Police allegedly shot and killed one of his cousins inside his car here on Tuesday following which he surrendered to police along with the body.

Laishram Birjit Singh killed Laishram Naopa, 28, with his service revolver in Mongshangei area in Imphal West around 1 pm, according to police sources. The 30-year-old accused Birjit is a newly appointed sub-inspector.

Birjit took away his cousin in his car from his residence around 11 am and killed him inside the car at the spot. Their houses located in a same plot at Kwakeithel Moirang Purel Laishram Leikai under Imphal West.

The reason behind the killing could not be confirmed yet. A case has been registered with Kakwa Police Station where the accused surrendered along with the body.

A mob attacked and partially damaged the house of the accused. The police managed to control the mob and prevented them from further attacking the house.

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