Two MR jawans assaulted, Moreh market shut down

IMPHAL, 20th June: Two personnel of 7th Manipur Rifles were rushed to Moreh hospital after they were assaulted by unknown persons in broad daylight in Moreh town on Tuesday afternoon. Following the incident, panic-stricken vendors of community variety market in Moreh ward no 8 shut down their shops and fled for safety. The injured MR personnel have been identified as Lamboi Kipgen (29) son of Jamlal Kipgen of Churachandpur and Ph Tomba (24) son of Leirenjao of Andro. Lamboi sustained injuries on his head after the assailants hit him with a log from behind. On the other hand, Tomba is left with his right hand fractured as he defended himself against the assault. They were rushed to Moreh hospital, where they are undergoing treatment. Moreh police station OC H Chaoba assessed the situation in Moreh town after the incident and enquired the condition of the injured MR personnel at the hospital. Meanwhile, people of Moreh, who are already gripped by panic owing to a series of incidents including the murder of a woman porter in broad daylight and bomb explosions, have questioned the security arrangement for the people in the border town.

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