FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
IMPHAL, May 14: Indefinite curfew was imposed along NH 37 from Langjing to New Keithelmanbi as there were reports of violence during the indefinite blockade imposed by several social organisations. This was in protest against the killings of two labourers and murderous torture of a school student by the Kuki Revolutiory Front militants who had come overground after signing the suspension of operations.
The curfew was clamped effective from 11:30 am on Thursday. There were reports of torching of private vehicles and assaults of persons along the highway. People had come out to burn logs, old tyres along the highway and dump rocks here and there. Heavily armed police personnel are patrolling the highway. Meanwhile reports said that five seriously wounded persons were admitted to hospital.
As already reported in The Sentinel, two labourers, Dyad Moirangthem and Prend Maibam were beaten to death on the false charges by the KRF that they were insurgents of an underground organisation. Their bodies were exhumed from near the desigted camp of the KRF. Besides, the 12-year-old student Bishwal Konthoujam was also tortured and he is in a hospital in a critical condition. There is fear that the violence is likely to burgeon elsewhere. All police stations and paramilitary force stations are put on red alert.