Manipur: Fresh Violence reported in Bishnupur, One killed, two injured

One person died and two others were injured, the state government said.

IMPHAL-   Fresh incidents of violence were reported in Manipur’s Bishnupur on Tuesday night. One person died and two others were injured, the state government said.

The person who died was identified as 30-year-old Toijam Chandramani, who hailed from the Churachandpur district. He succumbed to bullet injuries while he was being taken to a hospital, state security advisor Kuldiep Singh told the media.

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Singh said that on Tuesday night, a group of suspected militants had burned down three homes in the Bishnupur district. In retaliation, unidentified persons reportedly burned down some more homes at Phoubakchao and nearby areas.

Several residents then engaged in demonstrations and started chasing the attackers, due to which security forces were brought in to control the situation. The security advisor said that around 9.30 am, Chandramani and another person sustained injuries from bullets “which were being fired from the side of the hills”.

The situation in the area is now tense but under control, the official said.

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Earlier on Wednesday, a man named Aribam Rishikesh Sharma sustained a bullet injury in firing by suspected militants in Singda, which is located about 19 kilometres from Imphal.

“Soon after the incident was reported, Border Security Force and one section of Manipur Rifles rushed to the spot, chased the militants and brought the injured person to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal,” Singh said. The injured man is now said to be out of danger.

On Wednesday, a group of citizens in Bishnupur held protests at the deputy commissioner’s office seeking the deployment of adequate security personnel, The Frontier Manipur reported. They demanded that the security forces should be led by personnel from the Manipur Police.

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A mob vandalised the home of state minister Govindas Konthoujam in the Ningthoukhong Bazaar area of Bishnupur on Wednesday, India Today NE reported. Konthoujam is the MLA from Bishnupur.

In the wake of the fresh incidents of violence, the local administration cancelled a relaxation in the curfew in the district. The curfew was to be relaxed from 5 am to 4 pm on Wednesday.


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