Brutal assault on village chief, accomplice

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IMPHAL, Aug 26: The chairman of the Village Chief Association of Sadar Hill and his accomplice were beaten up brutally by miscreants and are currently undergoing treatment at the RIMS hospital.

The victims were identified as one Jangchon, 65, Chief of L. Songtun village cum chairman of the Village Chief Association Sadar Hills and Khaineipao, 50, of Leilon Village.

According to family sources, the victims were abducted from Leimakhong bazar by the miscreants around 6:30 pm last evening. The victims were abandoned at an area of Leimakhong after being beaten up brutally by the miscreants.

The sources further suspected that the incident could be related to the monetary demand by suspected KRA which is under the Suspension of Operation with the government. The UG group asked the chief to collect a sum of Rs. 30,000 from 10 villages of Sadar Hills and hand it over to the groups, said the sources adding about Rs. 23,000 had been handed over to the group and the remaining is yet to be paid.

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