Manipur 2022: Two dead, one injured as violence mars second phase

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Imphal: According to the statement, the civilians were shot dead by the security forces stationed at the polling stations without any proper reason or warning.

 

However, the exact cause of the incident remains to be confirmed at the time of filing this report.

 

Violence also erupted at the Thoubal polling station under Mao constituency in Sinapati district after clashes broke out between supporters of both the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and an independent candidate.

 

In Manipur, polling for the second and final phase of Assembly elections in 22 constituencies of six districts started at 7 am.

Violence erupted in the second phase of elections in Manipur, with two people killed and one injured in separate incidents across the state.

 

On Saturday, a Congress worker allegedly shot dead a BJP supporter. L Amuba Singh, 25, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Imphal on Saturday morning, a police officer said.

The officer said that Singh, along with other BJP workers, had gone to the residence of a Congress worker in Thoubal district early in the morning to ask him to stop campaigning as his allotted time had expired.

 

The officer said that during the altercation, he allegedly shot Singh, who was first taken to a district hospital and later referred to another health facility in Imphal.

 

He added that the Congress worker, who has not yet been arrested, was also injured when Singh was shot dead by incoming BJP workers.

In another incident in Senapati district, one person was killed and another was injured by security forces on election duty at Ngamju village polling station in Karong constituency.

 

In a letter to the Returning Officer of Karong AC, the BJP candidate’s election agent said that T. Kah’s son Longvao lost his life in the shooting while S. Vene’s son V. Saope, seriously injured. Wounded and fighting for their lives, he said.

 

According to the statement, the civilians were shot dead by the security forces stationed at the polling stations without any proper reason or warning.

 

However, the exact cause of the incident remains to be confirmed at the time of filing this report.

 

Violence also erupted at the Tobumai polling station under Mao constituency in Senapati district after clashes broke out between supporters of both the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and an independent candidate.

 

In Manipur, polling for the second and final phase of Assembly elections in 22 constituencies of six districts started at 7 am.

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