Kuki assaults 2 persons for providing stones for commando barrack construction at Moreh

Imphal: A group of Kuki people reportedly detained and brutally assaulted two persons for providing stones for construction of Manipur commando’s barrack at the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district of Manipur on Thursday.

The two persons have been identified as one Md Elaa Singamayum son of Md Ibungo of Kairang Chingkhong (driver) and Md Emin, 29, son of Md Sanaton from Kairang Chingya Leikai both from Imphal East district.

The incident took place at around 1.30 pm at M Chahnou village when the two persons was returning from Police IB, Moreh in a dump truck bearing registration number AS25FC 0749 after unloading some stones at Police IB Moreh.

Police reported that they were detained by some unknown Kuki people around 8-15 in numbers at M Chahnou village, Moreh. The two persons were reportedly brought blindfolded by them at a bypass road, Moreh. When the two persons reached the spot many Kuki people came out holding sophisticated weapons and started assaulting brutally for providing stones for construction of the commando barrack.

The driver confessed and told them that they were just obeying order given by the owner of the vehicle. After 30-40 minutes they were threatened not to continue such act in the future and released them.

Police reported that one mobile phone and the dump truck remained in possession of the Kuki people. Later, a team of Moreh Police station led by OC, Moreh, inspector Md Salauddin rescued the two persons from Joujang village.

A case has been registered at Moreh police station and requested to take necessary legal action against those Kuki people as per law and also to recover the seized dump truck and mobile phone.

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