Gaikhangam`s poll office attacked again, 80-year old woman shot dead, girl hurt


IMPHAL, Jan 27: An 80-year-old woman was killed and another girl was injured when some suspected militants attacked a Congress office at Khoupum Village under Nungba assembly constituency in Tamenglong district.

The incident occurred at around 7:30 pm yesterday when a group of armed men appeared in Khoupum village and indiscriminately opened fire at a Congress office, killing one woman and injuring another girl.

The deceased was identified as Makuchuanliu Pamei, 80, of Namkadong Part-1 and the girl as Ganpuiliu, 13. The injured received a bullet wound in her left ankle, police said. The Congress office located within the home Constituency of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Gaikhangam was partially destroyed in the attack.

Meanwhile, a suspected militant was killed during a gunfight with a combined commando team of Imphal West and Imphal East yesterday around 8 pm at Top Yaralpat in Imphal East.

Police said a specific input was received on movement of some militants in the area following which the combined team rushed to the area where a gun battle ensued between the two sides resulting in killing of one suspected militant, they added.

One 9mm pistol and one hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the slain militant, they said, adding that the corpse have been deposited at RIMS morgue here.


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