Imphal, Aug 7:
A jawan of the Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) died of Dengue fever in the border town Moreh. The deceased Jawan Sanabam Bungcha, has been deployed in the border town since the outbreak of the bloody violence in the state to control the situation.
A source from the police said that the deceased Jawan Sanabam Bungcha son of S. Ingocha of Yairipok Yambem Makha Leikai had suffered from a high fever for the last 2/3 days. When his blood sample was sent to Moreh District Hospital, he tested positive for Dengue fever. Police sources said that Bungcha died due to the non-availability of proper medical facilities at around midnight yesterday. The police team deployed at Moreh town had tried every means to evacuate him to Imphal for treatment however, they are now to deport the dead body to Imphal to hand over to his family.
In the aftermath of the prevailing crisis in the state, the border town Moreh of Tengnoupal district is one of the worst-hit towns in Manipur. Hundreds of houses belonging to the Meitei community were vandalized and burnt by an unruly mob. Almost all people belonging to the Meitei community have been driven out from the border town by Kuki people backed by heavily armed militants. State police and the team of the 5th IRB personnel have been stationed at the border town to control the situation. In addition to the state police and the IRB, a large number of Assam Rifles and the Central Armed Police Forces were also deployed.
After a heavily armed militant shield by an unruly mob once more started burning the government offices and the Meitei houses state police team retaliated and the encounter between the militants and the security forces lasted for hours. State security forces that have been reinforced have been blocked at Tengnoupal district headquarters by a large number of womenfolk for the last 4/5 days.
Meanwhile, Yambem Naharol Marup, Yairipok Yambem submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Manipur demanding Immediate arrangement of facilities, proper medical treatment environment should be provided at Moreh for the state forces stationed there, the immediate opening of NH-102 (Imphal to Moreh) as the Jawan of the state force stationed at Moreh for the protection of boundaries and integration of Manipur State, and all facilities in maximum to be provided to the bereaved family of the (L) Sanabam Bungcha Singh, S/o S. Ingocha Singh, Follower of 5th IRB expired at Moreh on August 6, 2023 due to Dengue at Warfare situation at there (arrange one Government job to his family members).