Athuan Abonmei

The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) is all set to begin a probe into the alleged kidnapping and murder of social worker Athaun Abonmei.

Abonmei was kidnapped and murdered by suspected Nagaland insurgents on September 22 night in Tamenglong district.

His body was found on September 22 night along the Tamenlong-Tamei road in Manipur.

The case was handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as it was believed that the murderers are members of a Nagaland-based armed outfit.

The MHRC sources said that Abonmei’s wife had come to the commission on October 12 and assured her full cooperation to the inquiry, The Hindu reported.

The son of the deceased and the leaders of the Joint Action Committee, formed to fight for justice for Abonmei, had come to the MHRC on October 21 and assured the acting chairman Khaidem Mani of full cooperation.

The MHRC had decided to undertake the inquiry and said the finding would be given to the NIA through the Government.

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