13 bodies of suspected Meiteis brought to JNIMS hospital in Imphal

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13 bodies of suspected Meiteis brought to JNIMS hospital in Imphal

Imphal: The bodies of 13 people killed in an alleged ambush by a Kuki militant group in Tengnoupal district were brought to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal for post-mortem on Monday night.
The alleged ambush was carried out by suspected Kuki militants in Leithao village under Machi police station in Tengnoupal district on Monday afternoon.
According to the police, 11 of the 13 dead have been identified so far and the youngest of the dead is 17 years old, while the oldest is 47 years old.
Police also said that all the identified victims belong to Imphal Valley.Out of the 11 identified dead, 4 are from Imphal East, 2 from Imphal West, 3 from Bishnupur, 1 each from Thoubal and Kakching.
The post-mortem of the remaining two is being conducted by the Forensic Department, JNIMS and will be identified soon.

Meanwhile, security forces have been deployed at JNIMS premises to avoid any untoward incident and to prevent any kind of gathering.

Family members of the victims strongly condemned the incident and expressed disappointment at the state government for failing to protect the lives of the youths and not even issuing a statement related to the incident.

According to a family member of one deceased from Imphal East, two of their children had left in a four-wheeler on Monday morning. The bullet wounds on their head and faces showed they were shot from point blank range, alleged the victim’s family member.

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