IMPHAL- Five members from the Kuki-Zomi community were abducted from Kangpokpi in Manipur on Tuesday, November 8 morning. Of the five abducted, four of them have been identified as family members of a soldier.
One person from the group was later rescued by security forces and further airlifted by chopper to Dimapur for further medical treatment.
On 07.11.2023, at Kangchup Chingkhong, a Bolero carrying five individuals(2 women and 3 men) en-route from Churachandpur to Leimakhong was confronted by an enraged mob. The mob forcibly took away four of them, while one escaped. One person from the group was later rescued by…
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“The incident was reported on Tuesday morning in the Kangchup Chingkhong village when five civilians in a Bolero car were stopped at a security checkpost. Soon a mob appeared and abducted the four, including two women. The central security forces deployed there could only rescue one of them,” The Hindu quoted a source as saying.
According to the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum , 65-year-old Manglun Haokip was rescued by security personnel after attackers left him thinking he was dead. “In the ensuing scuffle, Haokip from Bolkot village was injured and fell unconscious. Thinking him dead the attackers left him. CRPF personnel later found him and transported him to Leimakhong. Due to the severity of his injuries, he has been airlifted to a neighbouring state,” Forum said in a statement.