Panic grips in Manipur after unarmed Chalwa local shot dead by AR cadre

Jun 05 2021 06:32 PM
Panic grips in Manipur after unarmed Chalwa local shot dead by AR cadre

Imphal: Tension runs high in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district after an unarmed civilian, who was allegedly shot by personnel of 44 Assam Rifles, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Mangboilal Lhouvum (30) of Chalwa village under the Kangpokpi police station. He was a daily wage labourer and father of two children.

Agitated villagers said Major Aloke of the 44 Assam Rifles post, accompanied by four armed personnel, raided the house of Mr. Lhouvum on Friday around 9 p.m. All of them were in plain clothes. Without giving any reason, they whisked away the villager.

It is alleged that the Major shot Mr. Lhouvum in the abdomen and left him by the roadside. On hearing that the villager had been taken away, some villagers proceeded to the camp. They found the bleeding person and rushed him to the hospital. He succumbed to his injury before reaching it.

Angry villagers raided the Assam Rifles camp located near Gelnel village and vandalised it. Two AK 47 rifles, two vehicles were destroyed along with other camp materials. Later the infuriated villagers dragged out the Major and handed him over to the police.


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