Chandrakala lost her son Oinam Sanayaima, a 50-year-old driver in the Department of Food Corporation of India in a random shooting incident by Assam Rifles on 2nd November 2000. She said that her son was returning home with a colleague to attend a marriage ceremony in their locality of Malom Norem. Both got caught in the shooting and thus never returned home. His wife Ibemtombi and their 10 children survive him. During the testimony, Ibetombi mentioned that her family members were not at all suspicious when he did not return home that day and thought that he must have stayed over at their relative's place.