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Video of tribal man’s body being burnt surfaces in Manipur

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In another disturbing video that has surfaced from Manipur, a tribal man’s body is shown being set on fire in a trench. A police official has reported that the video seems to date back to early May, and they are currently conducting an investigation into the matter.

The seven-second video, marked as “Kuki,” circulated across multiple WhatsApp groups in Manipur on October 8. The footage depicts a man wearing a black T-shirt and camouflage trousers, lying in a trench. His face appears to have been severely injured, and his body is engulfed in flames. It remains uncertain whether the man was subjected to being burned alive.

A spokesperson from a Kuki-Zo organization said that they are working to identify the individual in question, The Hindu reported. During the period of violence, reports indicate that approximately five or six members of the community were reportedly burned alive.

The Opposition on Monday reacted strongly after the horrific video surfaced on social media.

“This is from Manipur!! Kuki tribal youth burnt alive in Manipur, The incident of passing away is extremely sad and shameful. Modi ji is expressing sorrow about the neighboring country but failed to Save Manipur..,” the INDIA wrote on X, while sharing the blurred video clip.

The northeastern state of Manipur has been racked by violence since May 3, following the protests by the Kuki and Meitei communities against the high court’s order asking the state government to consider the inclusion of the dominant Meitei community in the category of Scheduled Tribes (ST).

The violence has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives, mostly among the Kuki community.

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