Kopar Khairane
National

In Manipur’s Harothel, a police officer is killed by a “stray bullet”

<p>According to authorities with knowledge of the situation, a “stray bullet” killed a police officer who was out gathering information for the investigation into Thursday’s shooting at Harothel in Manipur’s Kangpoki district, which left two persons dead.</p>
<p><img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-48169″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-750×422.png” alt=”” width=”1322″ height=”744″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-750×422.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-1024×576.png 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-768×432.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-1536×864.png 1536w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon-150×84.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/www.theindiaprint.com-in-manipurs-harothel-a-police-officer-is-killed-by-a-stray-bullet-tyres-set-on-fire-amid-fresh-violence-in-manipur-1688101113270-11zon.png 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 1322px) 100vw, 1322px” /></p>
<p>“Head Constable [Lenglem] Dimngel lived in the Saikul subdivision’s Ichaigojang neighbourhood. He went to Harothel to get proof. He was struck by a stray gunshot, according to a Kangpokpi police officer who asked to remain anonymous.</p>
<p>According to officials, shooting in and around Harothel hamlet continued till 8 p.m. on Thursday as the security forces practised area dominance. Early on Thursday, armed assailants opened fire on villages, leaving two people dead. They also opened fire on security personnel who arrived in the area in response to allegations of “unprovoked firing,” according to a tweet from the Army on Thursday.</p>
<p>The Thursday assaults came after a short break in the violence that gave rise to optimism that it was abating and occurred around 20 km from the capital Imphal. They emphasised the difficulties that the government has in reestablishing order as well as the danger posed by armed groups that target certain regions before going unnoticed.</p>
<p>After tribal Kuki organisations called for demonstrations against a plan to provide scheduled tribe status to the majority Meitei population, there was ethnic violence on May 3 in Churachandpur. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated, and there are at least 118 fatalities.</p>
<p>Rapidly escalating ethnic tensions in the state led to the deployment of more troops and drastic measures including the suspension of internet access. But tensions have persisted between the main Meitei group, which makes up 53% of the population and mostly inhabits the Imphal valley, and the Kukis, who dwell in the hill areas and account for 16% of the population.</p>

Related posts

Rahul Gandhi: “We Are Going to Defeat BJP Together.” Just before an opposition meeting

US Independence Day: A complete list of what’s open and closed on July 4

23-Year-Old TSPSC Aspirant’s Death Sparks Protests In Hyderabad: “Murder Of Dreams”