Tragedy Unfolds in Manipur: 13 Lives Lost in Alleged Ambush; Investigation Underway

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Tuesday, December 05, 2023
Tragedy Unfolds in Manipur: 13 Lives Lost in Alleged Ambush; Investigation Underway
JNIMS Conducts Post-Mortem as Manipur Mourns Loss of 13 Lives
Imphal, Manipur- 5 December, 23: In a somber incident that shook Manipur, 13 lives were tragically cut short in what is believed to be an ambush by suspected Kuki militants. The heart-wrenching incident unfolded near Leithao Village in Tengnoupal District under Machi Police Station on the morning of December 4, leaving the community in shock.

The aftermath saw the lifeless bodies of the victims being transported to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) for post-mortem examinations, highlighting the gravity of the situation. The arrival of the deceased at midnight added a poignant layer to the unfolding tragedy.

The sequence of events leading to this tragedy began with reports of gunfire in Tengnoupal district during the early hours of December 4. In response to this unsettling development, Assam Rifles launched an operation based on intelligence inputs received in the aftermath of the reported firing incident.

The discovery of 13 bodies in the Leithu area of Tengnoupal district, known to be dominated by the Kuki community, deepened the sorrow surrounding this unfortunate incident. It is noteworthy that, at this point, no weapons have been reported to be recovered from the site, adding complexity to the ongoing investigation.

As investigators diligently work to unravel the motives and identify those responsible for this heart-wrenching ambush, the community grapples with grief. The lack of weapon recovery poses intriguing questions, and we await further updates from the investigative teams in the days to come. In the meantime, our thoughts and condolences go out to the families affected by this profound loss during what is undoubtedly an incredibly challenging time.