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One dead and 7 injured in gun shootout; Accused house set fire by an irate mob

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Imphal, Feb 28:

In an unfortunate incident, one teenage boy died of gunshot, and seven others injured in Kakwa Naorem Leikai Sofa Leirak, under Singjamei Police Station at around 11:30 pm after scuffled over a land dispute yesterday around midnight. The deceased 17-year-old boy has been identified as RK Casper son of late RK Ghanashyam and the injured has been identified as Naorem Thoibisana (36), Naorem Phulendro (32), Naorem Barun (20), Naorem Baneesh (17), Naorem Hemabati (50), Naorem Inao (76) and Naorem Amarjit (27). The alleged accused has been identified as one Longjam Rakesh and his father Longjam Achou of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai. The father and son duo has been arrested by the police after the incident.
After the incident, the irate mob rushed to the residence of Rakesh and set ablaze his house, and destroyed a Van, one Honda Activa, and Hyundai Venue parked at his residence. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse the irate people, and to prevent from causing further damage to properties. Karam Shyam, MLA of Langthabal visited the incident spot and took stock of the situation today morning.
This is not the first incident involving death caused by a licensed gun. Mention may be made of the December 2018 Naoremthong gun shootout where an SBI Deputy Manager shot dead a youth with his licensed gun. Also, in another accident happening in November 2020, one former poll candidate shot dead his nephew with a licensed gun over some brawl. And in another incident, a 35-year-old woman was shot dead in Kakwa Asem Leikai in January 2021. Taking a view of such numerous incidents involving licensed guns, it is high time the government takes measures while issuing license guns to the public. If this continues to happen, Manipur will be like Texas where a feud is settled by a gun duel.

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