Post the ADC election, villagers of Lhungjang were beaten up black and blue by suspected KRA group alleging that the villagers didn’t cast votes for Indian National Congress. The victims are presently undergoing medical treatment at Kuki Christian Hospital, Dewlahland.
Addressing reporters, one of the victims who sustained major injury on both legs, Mangcha Khongsai (40), son of Lungkhaothang Khonsai of the same village said that yesterday evening at around 6.30 pm, a group of ten people, suspected to be Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) dressed in combat fatigue came at the village and started pulling up all the villagers. Nine of the villagers were taken to a jungle which is five to six kilometres away from the village. He said that the suspected KRA group alleged them of not casting their electoral votes to Indian National Congress candidate and started beating them with sticks and other weapons. Mangcha said he was pierced with the AK bayonet and beaten up black and blues. He appealed to the state government to maintain law and order in the state.
The other eight victims were identified as Paul (45), son of Otkhohen, Hemminchon (18), son of Paul Khongsai, Lunjamang (22), son of Jankhomang, Thangmin Khongsai, son of Lammang, Paogoumang (21), son of late Lamkhullun, Mangminlen (18), son of Lalthang Doungel, Lalthang (40), son of Paulin Doungel and Thangminlun (25), son of Thanghao of Lhungjang village, under Saikul block, Sadar hills, Senapati district. Most of the victims sustained injuries on their legs.