Thursday, August 11, 2022

2 Indians killed in neighbouring Myanmar

Correspondent

Tension gripped Moreh in Manipur, a town bordering Myanmar, after two Indian nationals from the border town were shot dead in Myanmar on Tuesday. The area at the Indo-Myanmar border observed a snap total shutdown in protest against the killing.
The deceased were identified as M Iyanar (28) of Moreh ward no. IV and P Mohon (27) of Moreh ward no. II.
The two residents of the border town were reportedly shot dead by armed miscreants in Myanmar’s Tamu town bordering Moreh around 11am on Tuesday. The duo had gone to Tamu town to visit their friends on Tuesday morning.
Armed miscreants who reportedly came on two-wheelers shot them dead at Tamu Ward No 10 near Buddhist Temple of Myanmar. Locals suspected Pyu Shaw Htee, a militia based in Myanmar, behind the killing. Myanmar authorities were yet to hand over the bodies till the time of filing this report. The bullet-ridden dead bodies were deposited at the morgue of Tamu hospital.
P Mohon was an auto rickshaw driver who got married around two weeks ago, while M Iyanar was ran a small time business in the border town.
The killing triggered a protest in Moreh where various civil society organizations based in the border town also imposed a snap total shutdown.
All shops, business establishments and others pulled down their shutters. Almost all passenger service vehicles, particularly auto-rickshaws, stayed off the road in protest against the killing.
The CSOs have also reportedly convened a joint meeting at Moreh Tamil Sangam office to discuss the future course of protest.
Meanwhile, large number of residents of the border town converged at Sunrise Ground near international border gate 1, awaiting for theMyanmar authorities to hand over the dead bodies to the Indian authorities.

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