Manipur Crisis: 3 Incidents Of New Violence Reported In Kadangband Of Imphal West District | VIDEO
manipur crisis: Three incidents of new violence have been reported today (May 24) in Kadangband’s Imphal West district, authorities said. Security was tightened in the area after the violence, the officials added.
While speaking to the media, Manipur Security Adviser Kuldeep Singh said: “Today around 1:30am some armed suspected criminals fired from the upper hill of Singda Kadangband.”
“One person received a gunshot wound to the right little finger and right thigh. He has been evacuated to RIMS Hospital for treatment. BSF and an MR Section rushed to the scene and performed an operation and dominated the area,” it added.
Similar incident reported on Monday:
Manipur, which has witnessed brutal ethnic clashes between two communities, once again saw violent incidents worsening the law and order situation in the mountainous north-eastern state. In the new round of violence, two houses were torched by a mob in the Imphal East district after two armed thugs forced people to close their shops on Monday.
However, no casualties were reported due to the arson. The mob also beat one of the criminals while the other managed to flee. The two were arrested. According to the police, the Army and the paramilitaries moved to the place and controlled the situation. The military used force and fired tear gas shells to disperse the mob, resulting in minor injuries to some people.
Subsequently, the state government has shortened the relaxation of the curfew. The curfew will remain in effect from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., which was previously 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locals protested by burning tires on the highway following the new violence. The state government issued a new notice extending the suspension of internet services in the state for another five days until May 26.
(With ANI entries)
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