IMPHAL: As many as five people have been killed by militants in Manipur's B Gamnom village in Kangpokpi district after they opened fire at a crowd.
The incident occurred in the village Ganom as a meeting cum ceremony was held by the villagers during a funeral of the cadres of Kuki National Liberation Army.
As per reports, the deaths took place because the militants were present in the meeting, the members of the Kuki National Liberation Army opened fire in the gatherings. The threatening incident occurred just two days after insurgents of the banned Kuki National Liberation Army from other villages of Manipur were killed by the security forces of the state.
The chief of the village NP Kholen and two of the villagers died on the spot where the meet was held apart from this the police later recovered the bodies of two more people in the village who had bullet injuries in their bodies.
As the incident resulted in great violence after the group of militants opened fire at several including a seven-year-old infant boy. Just after the end of the deadly shootout, a large group of police rushed immediately to the incident spot to bring the situation under control.
Meanwhile, the police suspect there could be more deaths as many of the villagers are still missing.
The Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh has regarded the dangerous incident as a shameful one and made a statement that the Government of Manipur will never tolerate such kind of violence which risk the life of the people who survive in peace in the state, he added that violence has no place in a democracy and termed it as an act of terrorism.