Manipur Election 2017: Violence grips Churachandpur as situation remains tense

Imphal: Tension erupted in Lamka block of Churachandpur district on Tuesday at around 5pm between supporters of NPP candidate Phungjathang Tonsing and their rivalries.

Source says that the results of tension crippled from NPP supporter on the voting day of Manipur Legislative Assembly Election.

Injured Baby.

Injured Baby.

On the eve of the second and final phase of pollin, one Maruti Gypsy was hired by NPP supporters to captured Lamjang polling booth. On reaching the Lamjang polling station they started ransacking the booth. The act went viral on social media following which NPP the National People's Party (NPP) supporters started looking for the Facebook user.

Two people suspected of sharing the violence on social media were beaten black and blue by the group. Police had arrested two people in this regard.

Meanwhile, in another incident at Lamjang village a woman was left unconscious who is believed to be the wife of the one who uploaded the event of capturing polling booths by some supporters of NPP in social media.

The victim Baby is the sister-in-law of Thangmuansang who was assaulted by unknown persons in a poll-related violence on 5 March.

Following the incident, angry villagers of Lamzang frisked vehicles plying within their areas looking out for suspects. The angry mob also gathered at the district hospital in Churachandpur.

The irate mob reportedly set on fire the house of Lamjang chief.


Published Date: Mar 07, 2017 10:49 pm | Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 10:49 pm