Miscreants torch Kuki village under Kamjong Dist on June 1

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Kamjong: At least 32 houses of Natyang (Kuki) village under Kasom Khullen Sub-Division, Kamjong District was razed to ashes on Thursday morning. According to sources, the incident occurred around 6:30 am when the village was torched by unknown miscreants carrying weapons in civilian clothes.

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Of the 32 houses torched included Church office of Natyang village, Anganwadi Centre, upper primary school, Village Authority office among others, sources said.

Sources also informed that another Kuki village N Mollen under Kangpokpi District was also torched around the same time. The village is in close proximity with Natyang village, around 4 Km apart. All the houses were also reportedly burnt in N Mollen village.

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Sources also confirmed that the incident in N Mollen village claimed two casualties, a man and woman on Thursday morning, while two others sustained injury. One of the injured sustained bullet injury on the leg.

Kasom Police Station, under Kamjong District has lodged a suo moto First Information Report (FIR) over the incident. The bodies of the two are kept in the morgue, sources added.

1. FIR No. 3(6)2023 KKL-PS, U/S 147/148/397/400/427/435/436/307/302/448/453/34-IPC & 25(1-C) A. Act.

2. FIR No. 4(6)2023 KKL-PS U/S 147/148/427/435/436/448/34-IPC

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The villagers of Natyang and N Mollen are reportedly taking refuge in Kangpokpi District, while some managed to flee to Tengnoupal District.

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