Manipur: One Pastor killed, 20 injured in an intervillage clash

Earlier, the Tengnoupal DC organised a function of erecting a monolith at the ground yesterday but the same function was aborted following a dispute between the two neighbouring villages, said the source.

Tengnoupal, Sept 26-2020: One Pastor was killed while around 20 people were injured in a violent confrontation between villagers of Aimol Khunyai and Aimol Chingnunghut in Tengnoupal district this afternoon.

Subsequently, the Tengnoupal District Magistrate has imposed restrictions under CrPC Section 144 at both the villages so as to avoid any further untoward incident.

According to a source, youngsters of a village were playing football in a ground located between the two villages at around 3.30 pm today when they were suddenly attacked by a group of people belonging to another village.

This sparked a violent clash between the two villages.

Grievously wounded in the clash, Pastor Thangjalal of Aimol Chingnunghut was rushed to Jivan Hospital but he succumbed to the injuries.

It is reported that around 20 people belonging to the two villages were injured in the clash.

The Tengnoupal DC organised a function of erecting a monolith at the ground yesterday but the same function was aborted following a dispute between the two neighbouring villages, said the source.

Following imposition of restrictions under CrPC Section 144, a strong police team has been deployed in the area to avoid any further unwanted incident.