Manipur Unrest: One killed, four injured at Pukhao

Kuki militants mount attacks from multiple locations

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 15 Feb 2024, 1:35 am

Representational Image (Photo: Unsplash)
Representational Image (Photo: Unsplash)


On the third day of the gunfight near Pukhao Shantipur, at least three village volunteers and a woman were injured while one succumbed to bullet injury.

The deceased has been identified as one Sagolshem Loya, 25, of Pukhao Shantipur.

Meanwhile, heavily armed Kuki militants mount attacks on several villages in Khundrakpam constituency in Imphal East besides Koutruk, Kadangband and Singda in Imphal West all bordering Kangpokpi district.

On Monday, unknown miscreants fired bullets and a bomb which landed near Tairenpokpi relief camp.

Unconfirmed reports said at least four Kuki militants were killed in retaliatory fire by village volunteers in the hills adjoining Pukhai Santipur area citing images from drone footages.

It is reported that the incident took place at Pukhao Shantipur where Loya was hit by a bullet on the left side of his abdomen and pierced it through the right side of his upper abdomen.

Those injured were rushed to Raj Medicity along with Loya. However, hospital authority reported that Loya was brought dead, and the body has been deposited at JNIMS morgue.

Of the three village defence volunteers injured, one was hit by a bullet on the left ankle, another over the shoulder while one was injured as he fell from a hill.

One of the volunteers has been identified as Yumnam Vivekanda, 24, son of Y Noren of Wangoo Awang Leikai.

The three injured are out of danger, as per reports from hospital authority.

Further, intermittent firing reportedly resumed and CAPFs have also been alerted, said reports.

In another incident, a woman named Keisham Premila, 50, wife of K Shantikumar of Thamnapokpi, was hit by a bullet on her lower back, reportedly fired by suspected Kuki militants from Thamnapokpi Maning Ching. The incident took place at around 4:00 pm in between Thamnapokpi and Yaingangpokpi on Tuesday.

She was rushed to Raj Medicity for further treatment.

The gunfight with bombs in Phukhao Shantipur began on Sunday night and was continuing at the time of filing of this story on Tuesday.

As the gunfight at Pukhao Santipur area went on, army personnel blocked all traffic including media personnel and ambulances at Lamlai in Imphal East according to reports reaching here.

Even the police personnel were not allowed to go further, the reports added.

As per 2nd OC Lamsang PS, Imphal West District, about 10 rounds of gunshots and bombs were fired from Tarenpokpi Hill Range toward Tarenpokpi Relief Camp by unknown miscreants at around 6.23 pm on Monday. No retaliatory rounds were fired.



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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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