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Manipur: Four Meitei Muslims shot dead, curfew reimposed in valley districts

At least four Meitei Muslims were shot dead after a group of armed miscreants attacked them at the Lilong town in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Monday evening.

Residents allege the attack was by Arambai Tenggol, a radical Meitei group.

At least fifteen others were injured in the attack.

The deceased are identified as Makakmayum (55), Makakmayum Fahad (18) and Makakmayum Apikpa (35). Another person’s identity could not be ascertained.

The officer-in-charge of Lilong police station, N Tikendra Meitei, said that all those who were killed and injured were Meitei Pangals, or Meitei Muslims, according to Scroll report.

Monday’s attack occurred after a group of Meitei armed miscreants went to Lilong in an attempt to extort money from people there.

“But the local people surrounded the Meitiei armed people refusing to pay them and prevented the extortion bid. This led to Meitei miscreants opening fire at the local people, resulting in the deaths and many bullet injuries,” Scroll quoted the police officer as saying.

A curfew was reimposed in the valley districts of Thoubal, Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching and Bishnupur following the attack.

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