Locals of Heirok, who have been beaten black and blue by armed personnel suspected to be NSCN-IM cadres, have appealed the state government to take stringent actions against those miscreant armed cadres.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here today, Takhellambam Manichandra, a primary teacher from Heirok said that he and his friends were attacked by a group of armed teenagers suspected to be of NSCN-IM while they were seating at Melei Tampak, a newly established garden at Heirok Part II on March 12.
The armed cadres also took away Rs 2,00,000 and mobile phones from them, claimed the school teacher.
He also refuted the claim made by CAO of NSCN IM,Khurmi Region which maintained that there were no such incidents of attacking people by its cadres on March 12 at the area.
Besides, L Rame of Heirok Part II, a construction worker presently engaging at the construction of Dam at Heirok river, was also beaten by the armed group on the same day.
He said that the armed cadres came at the site of dam construction in search of Mohari. The cadres allegedly attacked him after they failed to find the Mohari. They also took a mobile phone from the construction worker.
The victims also claimed that after the incident, enmity has been developed among the Maring tribes, who inhabit around Heirok and locals of Heirok village.