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Kongkan Survivors recount 'horrific Friday' tale
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Pamreiso Shimray

Ukhrul, December 29 2012: The missing two hunters have returned home after a horrifying experience of witnessing two of their companions being gunned down by armed UG cadres of UNLF and lying dead in a pool of blood on Friday evening.

On Friday at about 8pm, 32-year old Chingringam Lk, son of David Lk of Kongkan village under Kamjong Chassad police station, reached home after struggling the rough hilly terrains for over two hours.

On the other hand, after 17-hour in captivity of the UG group, Ruikanmi Chithung (39), son of (L) Yuingam Chithung, returned to his village.

He was released at about 5.30am and reached home at about 8.30am Saturday.

In a telephonic talk with this reporter, Ruikanmi narrated his sordid tale saying he was taken into "captivity by Meitelon-speaking militants and led away to the jungle" after gunning down the two villagers.

"My two companions (also my relations) were shot dead right before my eyes.

I am lucky to survive the horrific attack.

I am still shock why they did that to us," he explained, after furnishing his statement at Kamjong Chassad police station this afternoon.

The incident happened when Ruikanmi and the two deceased were returning home after Chingringam decided to come later.

"Suddenly, the dogs were seen barking at something below the road.

I thought there were some wild animals...was few distances behind the two and the dogs.

My two villagers took a look at the site and started walking saying "there are some people." "I was curious and decided to take a look.

To my utter surprise, a young man wielding AK rifle yelled at me "hui---" and indiscriminately fired at me.

By the grace of God, all the bullets missed me," he narrated.

"As I stood in total shock, another young man came out in front of my friends who were standing few yards ahead and fired at them indiscriminately.

I saw them falling to the ground and lying in a pool of blood," the survivor recalled.

Ruikanmi said that one of the militants seized his shotgun and hurled away to the thickets.

The eight militants, all wielding AK Rifles, asked him to come along.

"In their company, however, they did not mistreat me.

They all addressed me as Eyamba (elder brother)," he related.

In one of their wireless telephonic talk, the survivor said he heard a militant saying "we came across three vegetables.

Two has been slain.

One is still in our captivity" .

Further, Ruikanmi said they spent the night by the Namya riverside and "my clothes were all wet as we move along the river" .

On his way back to village last evening, Chingringam noticed the dead bodies at around 6pm.It was said that he was so shocked that he immediately rushed into the road below and traversed through the rough hilly terrain for two hours.


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