In Imphal IT Officer dragged out and killed outside residence in Mob

In Imphal IT Officer dragged out and killed outside residence in Mob

Guwahati: An Income Tax (IT) officer was allegedly killed in Imphal, Manipur amid ongoing clashes in what can be described as an out-of-control situation.

The incident was reported late Friday following a tweet from the IRS Association.
“The IRS Association strongly condemns the heinous act of violence that resulted in the death of Sh. Letminthang Haokip. Tax Assistant in Imphal,” the IRS Association wrote in a tweet.

It added that no reason or ideology could justify the killing of an innocent public servant on duty.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time,” it read.
According to reports, Letminthang Haokip was posted in Imphal and was allegedly dragged out of his residence before being murdered.

Although it is not known who is behind the incident, some reports claim that it was some people from Meitei’s side.
However, these reports could not be independently verified.

It may be noted that the clashes erupted after tribal groups in Manipur protested against the move to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Meiteis, which the hill dwellers had been enjoying for decades since independence.
Violence broke out during a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ to protest against the demand for ST status by the All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) in Turbang area of ​​Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Wednesday. fell

During the procession in Torbang, a mob allegedly attacked people from the Meitei community who retaliated in the valley districts, police said.

Manipur’s Imphal Valley remained peaceful but tense on Friday.

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