Violence Mars First Phase of Lok Sabha Elections in Manipur

Polling materials being burnt down by irate locals after a 60-year-old man was injured in firing by armed miscreants at a police station at Moirangkampu of Imphal East district on Friday.

Newmai News Network

Imphal: Incidents of violence marred the first phase of two-phase Lok Sabha elections in Manipur in which the voting took place at 2107 polling stations spread across two Parliamentary constituencies on Friday.

Incidents of gun violence that foiled the voting processes also left at least four persons including an aged old person with bullet injuries besides physically assaulting a couple.

The firing incident that injured a 60-year-old man identified as Khoisnam Sanayaima occurred at a polling station at Moirangkampu Sajeb under Khurai Assembly constituency of Imphal East district around 3:30 pm.

With bullet injuries on the right side of his back, he was rushed to Raj Medicity hospital, North AOC, Imphal. He was at the polling station to cast his vote.

Reports said that a group of armed miscreants who came in a car opened fire at the polling station while the voting was in progress after they were allegedly denied entry inside the polling station.

In the aftermath of the firing incident, irate locals stormed the polling statio

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