Two migrant workers shot in Manipur

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Imphal, June 8 (IANS) Two migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh have been shot and wounded in the Manipur capital, police said on Wednesday.

Ramu Patel, 34, and Surender Patel, 36, both masons, had settled down in Manipur over a year ago. They were targeted on Tuesday night.

The two were buying consumer items at Thangmeiband in Imphal when a man emerged from the dark and shot at them. “They sustained life threatening injuries. The gunman fled,” a police officer said.

Gun attacks on migrant workers in Manipur have resumed after a long gap.

The earlier attacks on and quit notices to migrants halted after Manipuri students and professionals staying in other states protested that they will be at the receiving end if there were reprisals.

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