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Militants continues to target innocent civilians in Manipur
Published on 26 Jun. 2011 10:48 PM IST
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Insurgent outfits in Manipur are repeatedly targeting innocent people for no reason. These attacks have not only created a fear physchosis in their minds, but also hampered their development, states ANI.
On June 15, unidentified assailants shot dead Huidrom Jiten Singh, a 45-year-old pharmacist from Yumnam Huidrom village in Manipur.
Singh, along with two of his friends, was returning home around 8.30 p.m., when two unidentified men waylaid them near a school. The duo asked Singh that they need to discuss certain things with him and one of them suddenly whipped out a gun and pumped two bullets into Jiten’s body.
The attack has left the family traumatised.
“We have no idea why he was attacked. We have no issues with anyone. My family is in a complete state of shock,” said Biren Singh, victim’s brother
The death of Huidrom Singh has also angered villagers. They staged a sit in protest at the Thongkhong Luxmi Bazar and announced the formation of a joint action committee to put their demands forward to the state government.
Their demands stated protection of public lives, nailing down culprits and providing adequate support to the family of the deceased.
“This kind of incident has happened before. Today, it happened in Huidrom’s family. Tomorrow, it may happen in another family too. If such kind of activity continues, then how can we live in Manipur?, said Laishram Ibohal Singh, Co-convener, JAC
The incident has once again shaken normal life in Manipur.

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