GUWAHATI : Tension mounted in some areas of violence hit Manipur after a May 4 video surfaced on Wednesday showing two women being paraded naked by a few men , officials said here on Wednesday.
During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state is peaceful but tensed in some places with sporadic incidents of firing and gathering of crowd at different places, official said.
A video showing two women being paraded naked by a mob of men and being sexually assaulted began doing the rounds on Wednesday, bringing to light an incident which took place in Manipur more than two months ago, when violence first started.
A senior police official confirmed that the incident had taken place on May 4 in Thoubal district and that a zero FIR had been registered in the matter on May 18 in Kangpokpi district.
However, while the FIR, on charges including abduction, gangrape and murder against “unknown armed miscreants”, was registered at Nongpok Sekmai Police Station two months ago, there have not been any arrests so far. The state police is making all-out effort to arrest the culprits at the earliest, the police official said.
Manipur state has been witnessing ethnic clashes since May 3 between majority the Meiteis , concentrated in Imphal Valley, and the Kukis occupying the hills. Over 160 people have been killed in the violence so far.