Toddler goes missing after fall into river
KAKCHING, 16th July: A barely two years old boy went missing after he fell into Manipur river at Nungoo area under Sugnu police station. The missing toddler has been identified as Thingnam Malemnganba Singh son of Sanatomba of Nungoo Mamang Leikai.
Locals informed that Malemnganba was being carried on a bicycle by his brother Roshan (12) on their way to a paddy field at Pombikhok where their mother works so that the infant could be breastfed.
While crossing Manipur river on a creaky suspension bridge enroute to the paddy field the bicycle chain got stuck. While Roshan was trying to repair the chain in slanting position, Malemnganba slipped into the river. Locals launched a massive search for the missing toddler but could not be found till the time of filing this report.
Malemnganba was the youngest among six children of the family.