Manipur The body of an Indian Army soldier was found on Sunday in Khuningthek village of Imphal East district. Officials said the soldier has been identified as Serto Thangthang Kom of the Army’s Defense Security Corps (DSC) platoon at Limakhong in Kangpokpi district. Officials said he was a resident of Tarung in Imphal West.
Armed people had kidnapped the constable
Officials said that unknown armed men had abducted constable Kom, who was on leave, from his house around 10 am on Saturday morning. According to an eyewitness to the case and Kom’s 10-year-old son, three people entered his house when he was working in the verandah with his father. Officials quoted his son as saying, armed men forced the constable at gunpoint into a white vehicle and fled from the spot. He said, no news was received from Sipahi Kom till Sunday morning. His body was found in Khuningthek village of Imphal East district around 9.30 am.
bullet mark on soldier’s head
According to officials, the jawan’s identity was confirmed by his brother and a relative. They told that there was a bullet mark on the soldier’s head. Sepoy Kom is survived by his wife, daughter and son. Officials said the last rites will be performed as per the wishes of the family. The Army has sent a team to help the bereaved family.
Recently, representatives of Meitei community met the Defense Minister.
Representatives of ‘Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity’ (Cocomi), an organization of Meitei groups based in the Imphal Valley, recently met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in the capital Delhi and demanded the withdrawal of Assam Rifles from the state, alleging that this force is partisan. Is working properly.
Meitei claims Kuki groups put the government in an uncomfortable position
He claimed in the memorandum that Kuki groups have put the government in an uncomfortable situation by contacting the United Nations for the resolution of the Manipur crisis.
Meitei community raised these issues in conversation with Defense Minister
People of the Meitei community raised the issues of narco-terrorism (involvement of terrorist organizations in drug trafficking), illegal immigrants and their identification as well as suspension of operation-related agreements in their conversation with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Kuki community demands PM Modi to remove Assam Rifles
On the other hand, Kuki groups are accusing the state police of adopting a biased attitude. Last month, 10 Kuki MLAs of the state had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Assam Rifles should not be removed from the state. He said that if this is done then the security of the tribals may be affected.
175 people have died so far in Manipur violence
‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was taken out on May 3 in the hill districts against the demand of Meitei community for Scheduled Tribe status in Manipur. During this time, caste violence broke out, which continued for several days and in which about 175 people have been killed and about 1,100 have been injured.