Police said R Ralkhuma of Thuampui, who was suspected to be selling illicit liquor and was under the scanner of the local branch of the powerful Young Mizo Association (YMA), was reported to have an infernal fight with his wife on Saturday night. The YMA leaders went to his house on hearing of the quarrel, where his wife complained to them that she was a victim of domestic violence.
When the YMA leaders asked him about the scuffle and his wife's allegations, Ralkhuma dared the YMA leaders to interfere in his personal and family affairs, resulting in the latter hitting him with a club on his head. Ralkhuma was taken to the Aizawl Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on early Sunday morning.
His relatives filed an FIR at the Bawngkawn Police Station and two leaders of the local YMA branch were arrested by the police.