Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem seriously ill, being treated in Imphal

Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem seriously ill, being treated in Imphal

TNT Desk | Imphal | March 22, 2019

Jailed journalist from Manipur Kishorechandra Wangkhem is reportedly seriously ill and is being treated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.

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It may be recalled that Wangkhem was put behind bars for 12 months under the National Security Acts (NSA) on Novermber 21, 2018 for vahemently criticising the BJP-led state government in Manipur on his social media handle.

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A report in the Outlook stated that though the hospital authorities and the police haven't said anything on the development, Kishore's wife Ranjita Elangbam said that he looked weak.

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"The sugar level is very high at 500 plus after food. He has also lost weight. We are not allowed to speak to him and he is guarded by around 20 security personnel. This is very painful," Ranjita tells Outlook from Imphal.

Ranjita says that Kishore needs special attention after his deteriorating health.

"I'm worried seeing his health. He needs special care either at home or hospital. I request the authority to provide him with the best health facilities," says Ranjita.

Kishore has been put in the Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East since November 27 last year.

He was arrested under sections 294 and 500 of the IPC in addition to section 124 A, which deals with sedition.

However, on being produced before a local court on November 26, it released him on bail.

With the Outlook inputs

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