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Non-Manipuri trader shot dead
Correspondent/PTI IMPHAL, DEC 15:
Published on 16 Dec. 2009 12:10 AM IST
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A non-Manipuri trader was shot dead by suspected militants at Pangei under Heingang Police Station in Imphal East District Tuesday taking the toll of non-locals killed by miscreants in Manipur to 25 during the current year 2009 till date. The gunmen shot dead the victim from point blank range at a roadside identified and has been identified as Deepak Kumar Shahu (27) son of Ramnath Shahu. He was immediately rushed to the JN Hospital, Porompat by the locals of the area where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. Deepak, a resident of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district was currently staying at Telipati, Imphal at his wife’s parental home. He came to Manipur around four years back and the family came to know of the news only after they contacted him on his mobile to inform him about the serious condition of his ailing nine month old son. Deepak was the 25th victim of miscreants attack to non-locals in Manipur by suspected militants. Suspected militants started attacking non-locals since February. Manipur government had earlier asked migrant labourers and small time traders from outside the state to work only in Imphal municipal area where there was heavy security deployment, sources added.

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