Hijacked vehicle set ablaze by unidentified persons


IMPHAL Feb 3: Unidentified miscreants suspected to be underground elements set a passenger vehicle ablaze. The incident took at Kamo Chingjin under Lamlai Police Station at around 3.45 pm today.
Sources said that two persons on pretense of transporting rice hired the Tata Magic bearing registration number MNO1W/0626. The driver of the vehicle was made to stop at Kamo Chingjin at gunpoint and made to alight from the vehicle. The driver fearing for his life made an escape bid and the unidentified persons fired several rounds towards him. The driver escaped from the assailants and fled towards a nearby village. When the drivers along with the villagers came at Kamo Chingjin , the unidentified persons had fled after setting the vehicle ablaze. Lamlai Police has registered a case in the regard.


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