IMPHAL, April 1: A Tata truck driver was allegedly assaulted by Kuki militants this morning at around 11am, while he was on his way to hoard stone and sand onto his truck from Etham Moirangpurel.
The driver has been identified as Md Islammuddin alias Akham, 42 son of Ahunbi of Kairung Umang leikai and is presently undergoing treatment at JNIMS.
According to the driver, he was assaulted by three gun wielding militants in demand of Rs 3000 and taken to camp. He was taken through three gates inside the camp. After the third gate, he managed to settle the monetary demand to Rs 1500, however as he was passing through second gate after coming out of the third gate, he was again physically assaulted by more militants using the butts of their guns and he was released only after the assault.