Suspected Kuki militants kill one in Manipur

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Imphal, Aug 5 (IANS) Suspected Kuki militants in Manipur, who are signatories to the suspension of operations (SOO), stormed a village and killed a person and injured the village chieftain critically, officials said on Friday.

The incident took place in Manipur’s Senapati district on Thursday night. The victim has been identified as Thangneilal Chongloi, 30. The injured village chieftain is 60-year-old Thangkholal Chongloi.

The attackers left the village soon after the incident. Police and paramilitary personnel rushed to the village on Friday morning.

In Manipur, several underground organisations had joined the national mainstream after signing the SOO. However, allegations are that the ground rules are not always observed.

Police said that a case has been registered.



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