Moreh, June 19 (NENA): The Kuki Student’s Organisation,Moreh said it vehemently condemns the brutal assault of two innocent civilians allegedly by personnel of 7th Manipur Rifles (MR) at Moreh last night and demanded suspension of the involved personnel.
The two youths namely Georgie Lhungdim, son of Jamlet of Moreh Ward No.2 and Jamkhogin Haokip, son of Thongmang from Moreh Ward No.8 were brutally assaulted by personnel of 7th MR who were on civil dresses when the two were on an evening walk at around 7:40 pm, said a press statement issued by KSO, Moreh on Monday.
The MR personnel who were drunk pulled out their service weapons and threatened to kill the duo inside the MR post temporarily put up at DI parking, Moreh evening bazar of Tengnoupal district.
“Their hands were tied behind backs and tortured and thrashed mercilessly by the personnel posted there. The youths were fired upon with empty cartridges accusing them of being members of an underground organisation,” the KSO statement claimed.
With swift action from the police led by SDPO Moreh and his subordinates, a major catastrophe was averted by rescuing the two innocent youths from the clutches of the personne.l
The two were seriously injured in the assault and were rushed to Moreh Hospital but later referred to Imphal after their condition deteriorated.
The statement said KSO wonders how the MR personnel were allowed to roam in drunken fit with weapons by the government.
“Aren’t state forces are supposed to protect the citizens? Here they acted otherwise, the notion of the public in Moreh is that MR personnel are goats in sheep’s skins, and that they may in fact be having links with underground groups,” it said.
It asked whether the state government had hidden agenda to allow its force to terrorise innocent Kuki youths in Moreh town.
The KSO, Moreh strongly denounces the attitude of the MR personnel and demanded immediate suspension of those who were involved in thrashing the two Kuki innocent youths, the statement said.
The student body also demanded that Hueiyen Lanpao (Manipuri edition) to clarify over the misleading report published in the paper over the incident.