At least one person killed as fresh violence erupts in Manipur…….

Last Updated on July 5, 2023 by admin

One person got killed and another got injured in fresh violence between suspected militants and a group of people in an area bordering Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts in strife-torn Manipur. Toijam Chandramoni, aged 30 years, was shot dead during the violence on Wednesday, and Leichombam Abungnao, aged 22, was injured when suspected militants opened fire at the group of people, mostly comprising those who were displaced during the recent ethnic clashes in Churachandpur and took shelter in a relief camp at Moirang in Bishnupur, as reported.

After the eruption of violence, the authorities clamped curfew for 24 hours in the area and reduced the curfew relaxation hours in several other districts. Meanwhile, the house of Manipur PWD Minister Konthoujam Govindas in Bishnupur district was vandalised on Wednesday by a group of people claiming that the government in the violence-hit state was not doing enough to protect locals from militants belonging to another community, an official said.

The minister who happens to be a BJP leader and his family members were not present at the house when the mob, comprising mostly women, attacked the house in Ningthoukhong area. This is the first time a ruling party minister’s house was attacked during the ongoing ethnic violence between Meitei and Kuki community people in the state that started three weeks ago.

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