IMPHAL, June 2: Seven individuals were today left injured after a clash between two neighbouring clans at Shanghaiyumpham area of Thoubal district after tension between the two group turned violent and both sides resorting to used of fire arms and other weapons.
The violent commotion not only left the seven individuals injured but also destroyed many properties including vehicles and houses.
The local administration has also clamped prohibitory order under CrPC 144 around the area as a preventive measure.
According to a source the incident could have been the aftermath of a previous commotion in the area in the month of May last regarding some monetary donation made by a cabinet minister in the area.
The earlier commotion had also turned violent with a number of localites admitted to the hospital with injuries however timely intervention of the police had stopped the incident from spreading further.
Meanwhile during today`™s violent commotion, seven individuals were injured while atleast six houses, two shops and two trucks were set ablaze.
The injured victims have been identified as Salau Khan alias Niraj Khan, 22, s/o Md. Azizudin, Md. Khan, 25 both suffered bullet injuries while the other victims Makakmayum Siraj Ahmed, 45, s/o (L) Ismail, Tamijur Rehman, 42, s/o (L) Laimu and Md. Riaz Khan, 15, s/o Abdullah, Md. Wahidur, 35, s/o (L) Laimu and Md Khan alias Nahamacha, 27, s/o Md. Amu, sustained injuries from blunt objects.
All the victims are reportedly residents of Shangaiyumpham Cherapur Mathak Leikai.
A team of Thoubal police including an Inspector General of Police and concerned SP rushed to the area on receiving reports of the fresh clash. Further additional forces were called in at the scene including Para military forces to pacify the clash.
In the meantime, the local MLA of the area, Okram Landhoni, spouse of the Chief Minister of Manipur, also visited the scene to take the account of the situation.
However no official conformation on what triggered the clash could not be confirmed till the filling of this report.