Ahead of the Assembly Polls 2022 in Manipur, a villager was shot dead by suspected militants in the district bordering Assam. The incident took place under Jirighat police station limits in the Cachar district.
Cachar SP Ramandeep Kaur said that suspected Naga militants fired upon a villager along the Mizoram border and died on spot. The deceased person was also a former militant.
The incident comes a day after two men were shot dead in Manipur’s Imphal West, causing massive tension in the area.
Unidentified miscreants shot Abujam John, who was close to Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi, and his cousin Abujam Sashikanta, a havildar in the India Reserve Battalion, were shot dead near John’s house around 10 pm on January 9 night at Samurou Bazaar in Imphal West district.
As per reports, a group of miscreants arrived and opened fire on both the persons near Machu Cinema Hall at Samurou. While John died on the spot of the incident, Sashikanta succumbed to his injuries in the hospital on Monday morning.
The election for the 60 assembly seats of Manipur will be conducted in two phases on February 27 and March 3.