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IMPHAL: A mob torched two Assam Rifles vehicles in Manipur after an officer of the paramilitary forces allegedly shot dead a civilian, according to reports

PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST

IMPHAL: A mob torched two Assam Rifles vehicles in Manipur after an officer of the paramilitary forces allegedly shot dead a civilian, according to reports.

The incident took place at Chalwa village, about 50 km west of Kangpokpi district headquarters in Manipur, on Friday night.

The deceased civilian has been identified as Mangboilal Lhouvum (29), a resident of Chalwa village. His body was evacuated to RIMS hospital mortuary in Imphal.

According to reports, a major-rank officer attached with the 44 Assam Rifles at Banglabung, an adjoining village of Chalwa village, was taken to police custody. It was not immediately known what exactly led to Friday night’s incident at Chalwa village.

The concerned officer in-charge of state police at Chalwa area also could not be reached till the filing of the report. At the same time, the Assam Rifles authority has also not made any comment yet.

Meanwhile, civil society organisations of Kangpokpi district have condemned the incident.

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