Manipur Violence: 1 killed, Army JCO injured in 2 separate incidents in Imphal East

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Imphal: One person was killed after the security forces open-fired following a large number of youths, mostly armed Meitei village volunteers, attempting to enter the Manipur Police Training Academy (MTPC) at Pangei in Imphal East on Tuesday midnight.

As per the official, at around 11 pm a huge number of people who gathered at MPTC gate tried to barge into the police training center which houses a large number of firearms. Security forces that fired several rounds of tear gas in order to disperse the crowd had to open fire live rounds later to control the situation, it said.

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During the incident, one person identified as 24-year-old Okram Sanaton who sustained bullet injury succumbed to his injury in a hospital. The deceased body has been kept at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science (JNIMS) morgue.

A forensic team had rushed to the spot and was investigating the matter.

In another incident, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army who was caught in the gunbattle between the Meitei and Kuki-Zo armed groups received a bullet shot on Tuesday afternoon.

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According to police officials, a JCO of 20 Jat Regiment who was part of the security forces column to control the situation sustained

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