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Family members want fresh police probe on Temi death case

NAMO DIXIT

NAMCHI,: Family members of late Anju Manger on Tuesday approached Temi police station seeking a re-investigation on her death as they believe that the woman was murdered.

Anju, a resident of Nandugaon, was found dead on the roadside at 10th Mile near Damthang on May 7. Post-mortem report observed that the death was a ‘hit and run’ case.

Accordingly, a case was registered at Temi police station on May 8.

Panchayats and the grieving family members reached the police station seeking a re-investigation with a witness. The “witness” from the village had told the family that Anju had been allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver who was driving her home. The deceased was returning home after visiting her daughter’s place in Namchi.

Meanwhile, the police have maintained that the case is still under investigation.

Following the request by the family members and the panchayats, the Temi police told the family that they will take the case with strict examination and the alleged driver would be called for further and thorough investigation again.

So far, Temi police have acquired four witnesses who claimed to have seen Anju walking on the road in the evening around the time she was found dead on the roadside later, it was informed.

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