Imphal: In a shocking incident that unfolded on Saturday evening, a 50-year-old woman named Maring was shot dead in the Sawombang area of the district. According to officials, the assailants forcefully entered Maring’s residence before carrying out the fatal act.
Preliminary reports suggest that prior to firing at the woman, the assailants inflicted severe damage to her face, leaving behind a scene of horror. Following the attack, the perpetrators swiftly fled from the area, leaving the community in a state of shock and anguish.
Manipur police have wasted no time in launching a comprehensive operation to apprehend the culprits involved in this heinous crime. The immediate vicinity of the incident has been cordoned off, with intensive searches being conducted in neighboring houses as well.
Local authorities have already begun recording statements from individuals residing in the area to gather crucial information related to the incident. It has been revealed that the victim, a member of the Naga community, was grappling with mental health issues, adding a layer of complexity to the investigation.
This tragic incident comes at a time when educational institutions in Manipur had just resumed operations on Friday after an extended closure due to violence in the region. Sadly, merely a day after their reopening, the community is once again left reeling from the loss of a life near a school in Imphala West.
The state of Manipur has been grappling with violence since May, and this incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges that persist in the region. The authorities are determined to restore peace and security, ensuring the safety of all residents.