Imphal: One Manipur Rifles personnel succumbed at hospital who was injured with another village defender during another Kuki occupational attack on Thursday morning at Senjam Chirang, Imphal West district.
The security personnel was identified as one Tourangbam Rishikumar, 48, of Wangjing Lamding, Thoubal district of 6th Manipur Rifles.
It is reported that at around 5 am suspected Kuki militants attacked the villagers of Koutruk and Senjam Chirang from the nearby hill ranges.
The village volunteers along with state forces retaliated and continued for few hours. During the incident Rishikumar was hit by a bullet suspected to be a sniper bullet which passed through his head. While another village volunteers also received minor bullet injury on his ear.
Rishikumar was evacuated to Raj Medicity Hospital, here.
Hospital authority reported that he was in critical condition treatment.