IMPHAL, Oct 24 :A youth who came to extort money from the public by brandishing a hand grenade was rounded up by the local people of Yairipok Bamon Leikai and handed over to police after some thrashing. The youth identified as Md Ali Akbar (35) of Yairipok Tulihal Mayai Leikai but staying at Hatta Golapati showed a hand grenade and tried to threaten one Takhellambam Pishak who runs a grocery shop attached to his house at Yairipok Bamon Leikai at about 6.30 pm.
Some people whop were nearby gathered and chased the youth who stumbled at Yairipok Bazar.
There, Ali Akbar was thrashed by a group of people. To save himself, Ali Akbar pulled out the hand grenade and hurled it, at which the crowd ran helter skelter. But the grenade fell in a ditch and it failed to go off. On seeing this, the crowd rushed back and thrashed him again. Later police arrived at the scene and took Ali Akbar to Yairipok PHC.
Source: The Sangai Express