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Meitei village in Jiribam comes under attack
Source: The Sangai Express / Jiri News Network

Jiribam, January 21 2024: A Meitei village in otherwise peaceful Jiribam was bombarded and attacked by unknown mis-creants today.

Lamtai Khunou, a Meitei village in Jiribam, was attac-ked using bombs and guns all of a sudden today at around 5 am, leaving the locals in shock.

Soon after the attack, a team of Jiribam police led by DSP Sanasam Ghoura-chand rushed to the spot and took up security measures while members of Jiri Development Organisation (JDO) reached out to the locals of Lamtai Khunou and held a meeting .

It is reported that that attack was carried out at a time when a patrolling team of CRPF had just gone back.



Meitei village in Jiribam comes under attack
Meitei village in Jiribam comes under attack


Speaking to media persons, JDO president E Deewan Singh appealed to all concerned to not indulge in any activities which can break the peace in Jiribam district.

President of Lamtai Khunou Club president Y Sanjoy, on the other hand, said that this is the third case of gun violence reported in Jiribam lately.

He said that miscreants opened fire at a shop run by a Meitei a couple of days back but so far no probe has been conducted.

Saying that Borobekra police station is short of manpower , he appealed to the Chief Minister to look into the matter at the earliest and deploy adequate security personnel in Jiribam.

Finance secretary of LKC Soibam Rajesh said that the locals of Lamtai Khunou feel unsafe and want tight security measures in the area.

Reportedly, five/six bombs were used during the attack apart from firing rounds of bullets.

Locals, especially women and children fled from the area following the attack.


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