Tragic Shooting Claims the Life of SDPO Chingtham Anand in Moreh

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Tragic Shooting Claims the Life of SDPO Chingtham Anand in Moreh
Suspected Kuki Militants Allegedly Ambush Moreh Police Team
Moreh, Manipur - 31 October, 2023: In a harrowing incident that transpired on October 31, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Chingtham Anand, a seasoned law enforcement officer stationed in Moreh, met a tragic end as he was allegedly shot dead by suspected Kuki militants. This unsettling episode unfolded at Moreh Ward No. 7, Eastern Shine School Ground, located within the jurisdiction of Tengnoupal district, at approximately 9:30 am.

The sequence of events that led to this heart-wrenching incident began when the Moreh Police team, under SDPO Ch. Anand Kumar's command, was diligently overseeing the preparation of the ground for a helicopter landing. This routine task took a horrific turn as the suspected Kuki militants ambushed the officers, unleashing a devastating onslaught that left the community in shock.

The assailants struck swiftly and without warning, catching the Moreh Police team off guard. It was in this chaotic and treacherous moment that SDPO Ch. Anand Kumar found himself at the center of the onslaught, sustaining grievous injuries. Tragically, a sniper's bullet pierced his stomach, inflicting injuries that ultimately proved fatal. Despite the immediate medical attention provided, Chingtham Anand succumbed to his injuries, leaving a void that the community will find hard to fill.

This heinous act has sent shockwaves throughout the region, as the community mourns the loss of a dedicated and brave officer. Chingtham Anand had a wealth of experience and was known for his commitment to maintaining law and order in the area, making his untimely demise all the more devastating.

The incident has raised concerns about the security situation in the region, highlighting the challenges faced by law enforcement officers in areas prone to militant activities. The authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into the attack to bring the perpetrators to justice and to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

As the community grapples with the loss of an officer who gave his all to protect and serve, the memory of SDPO Chingtham Anand will undoubtedly endure as a symbol of sacrifice and dedication to the call of duty.