Manipur pre-poll violence: A firing incident took place near Machu Cinema Hall at Samurou, located along Mayai Lambi Road, around 10 pm Sunday.
Two workers of Manipur Minister O Lukhoi were shot at by unidentified persons at Samurou under Wangoi Police Station in Imphal West late Sunday. The two were rushed to separate hospitals in Imphal, but both succumbed to their injuries, sources said.
The firing incident took place near Machu Cinema Hall at Samurou, located along Mayai Lambi Road, around 10.30 pm Sunday, police sources said.
The deceased have been identified as one Abujam John and Sashikanta. John was rushed to Advance Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 10.30 pm. Sashikanta died at Raj Medicity, police said.
While the reason for the killing is not known yet, the state has been witnessing several incidents of violence, as the state Assembly elections nears.
To be updated with additional details…