Two killed in poll related violence in Singnat AC in CCpur
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, February 22: Violence erupted at Churachandpur district today, one day ahead of the third phase polling, with two youths shot to death in poll related issues.

The bodies of Khamliankhup Zou (35) of Rengkai Bible Hill an alleged NPP worker and Jonathan Lunkim (23) of Galam village, Sadar Hills, Saikul but staying at Langol housing complex, quarter number 412, an INC worker were retrieved by the local police from Gelbung and Tuileijang village on Sungnu Road under Singngat AC.

Two NPP workers, Thangliankhup and Mangsianlian were also brought to the district hospital with bullet injuries early today.

Upon inquiring, Mangsianlian whose little finger is held only by the skin said that armed men abducted him and six others including Thangliankhup who received three bullet injuries from Zoumunnuam village.

However while his captors were moving them to another location, unidentified armed men suspected to be supporters of the NPP ambushed them.

Reaching the hospital after spending the whole night inside the woods, he claimed that he came across one dead body while moving towards the district headquarters.

He however denied the contention that Khamliankhup Zou, the deceased NPP worker was among them.

Incensed by the killing and suspecting that killing was the handiwork of NPP workers and ZRA cadres, members of Sangaikot Area Women Association today shouted slogans against the NPP candidate Hangkhanpau and submitted a memorandum accusing the candidate and his cohorts of the murder.

The INC candidate in Singnat AC is Thangso Baite.

A minor fracas ensued for some time near the DC/CCpur office as security personnel stopped the women from marching further.

The matter was resolved when some representatives were permitted to hand over their memorandum to the RO.

Meanwhile, addressing the media at his personal chamber RO of CCpur Sumant Singh made it clear that no authorized person will be allowed inside the polling station and proxy voting would strictly be checked.

The rule of of one man one vote would be enforced strictly he said, adding any violation will be treated as an offence under RoP Act and Indian Penal Code.