Manipur violence: Three protestors dead, over 30 injured in Churachandpur

Manipur violence: Three protestors dead, over 30 injured in Churachandpur

Three protestors lost their lives and over 30 others sustained injuries during a demonstration in Churachandpur. The protest, which spiraled into violence was sparked by the suspension of a police head constable allegedly involved in firing on innocent civilians in collusion with armed militants.

The unrest saw the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police offices in Churachandpur set ablaze by unidentified miscreants. The Indian National Flag was also torn down from these government buildings.

According to reports from the Manipur police, A mob attempted to storm the Churachandpur SP office in Manipur on Thursday night, hours after a head constable of the district police was suspended after he was allegedly seen with armed men in a video grab, an official said.

Taking to X, Manipur Police said, "A mob numbering approximately 300-400 attempted to storm the office of SP CCP today, pelting stone, etc. The SF (security forces) including RAF is responding appropriately by firing tear gas shell to control the situation. Things are under watch."

Head constable Siamlalpaul was kept "under suspension with immediate effect until further orders" by Churachandpur SP Shivanand Surve after a video of him with "armed men" and "sitting together with village volunteers" went viral on social media.

Additionally, Siamlalpaul has been instructed not to leave the station without prior permission, and his pay and allowances have been restricted to the subsistence allowance permissible under the rules.