25-year-old Pengmayung Raikhan from Manipur is battling for his life after being stabbed and robbed in Mumbai on Sunday night Credit: Facebook

Imphal: Pengmayung Raikhan, a 25-year-old youth from Manipur who was allegedly stabbed and robbed in Mumbai on Sunday, is now reportedly fighting for his life in a hospital, according to his family members.

As per reports, the incident occurred on Sunday night when the victim was traveling after work in a shared autorickshaw. The driver and three other co-passengers started assaulting him soon thereafter and later him threw out from the running auto after allegedly stabbing and robbing him.

Unfortunately, no one came to his rescue despite his relentless pleas for help after bleeding profusely. Later, the police took him to Vedant Hospital, as per reports.

“After being thrown out of the running auto, Raikhan was screaming for help. But since the street was poorly lit, none of the vehicles passing by stopped or anyone came to rescue him,” said Alum Wungsek, one of his cousin sisters.

The young man from Manipur’s Ukhrul district is now reportedly on life support due to his punctured lung, due to which blood started spreading to his heart. “He needs breathing support system to inhale oxygen. The doctors have told us that that he is out of danger,” added Alum.

The family claimed that though the incident is based on hate crime. However, police registered an FIR only after 24 hours from the incident.

As far as the investigation is concerned, a case has been registered at Kasarvadavli police station against the four unidentified accused under Section 394 of IPC for voluntarily causing hurt and committing robbery and Section 34 IPC for hurting a person of common intention.

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Meanwhile, the police are also trying to retrieve CCTV footage of the road stretch which the assaulters took before and after the crime to get the registration number of the vehicle and trace down the accused. However, no suspect has been nail down so far.

According to a family report, the victim came to the city two months ago. At present, Raikhan is staying with his two sisters at Thane’s Bhayanderpada in Maharashtra working as a food and beverage supervisor at Pritam Global Cuisine restaurant.

Since there is no medical insurance facilities in his work of nature, according to a report, medical expenses are all incurred by his family.

Moreover, the mother of Raikhan is now on the way to Mumbai to tend her son who is still in ICU.

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