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NSCN-IM expresses shame over Khamasom incident, promises transparent probe

Imphal,June 17: The NSCN-IM has expressed shame and pain at the ongoing situation in Ukhrul after the custodial death of an alleged rape accused Romeo Shally of Khamasom village in early morning of June 15 and another person from the same village Chingripam who was hit by a stray bullet in the commotion which ensued as villagers were protesting the first killing.
In a press release, the NSCN-IM clarified that Chingripam was hit by a stray bullet while resorting to blank fire in an attempt to disburse a mob and he succumbed to his injury on the way to hospital.
With a serious concern, Kilo Kilonser, Hukavi Yepthomi convened an emergency meeting to discuss and take stock of the situation whereby Central investigation team was set up today the 16th of June, 2017, the note stated.

According to the release, for impartial and transparency of the probe representatives from Tangkhul Naga Long will also be included as part of the investigation team.
It appealed to the victims’ families and the general public for calm so as to resolve the issue amicably and allow the probe to be performed smoothly and assured reformative and stringent measures to deter such occurrences in future.

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