Mutilated bodies found near Indo-Myanmar border


MOREH, February 20: Police recovered two severely mutilated bodies from near Indo-Myanmar Border Pillar No 62 at LH Zangnomphai village on the Manipur side of the border today around 1pm.

The said village falls under Molcham PS, Chandel district.

Police said the bodies have been deposited to JNIMS for post mortem and identification.

Meanwhile, local sources believed the bodies to be that of the two non-locals who had gone missing after entering Myanmar through the international border gate no 2 on February 11 along with four other friends.

The police however failed to confirm the identities of the two individuals.

Savendar Singh, 30, alias Jacky of Uttar Pradesh and Daljeet Singh, 33 of Mumbai had alongwith four other salesman had entered Myanmar after separating themselves into three groups of two members each on February 11.

While the four others came back the same day, the two failed to return ever since, informed the source.

Today’s recovery was made by a team of Moreh police and officials led by ADC, Robert Kshetrimayum and SDPO H Balaram.

On the other hand, leaders of all communities residing in the sub-division today convened a meeting at Hill Tribal Council this evening at 4 and resolved to organise a mass rally tomorrow at 8am.

The meeting also decided to continue with the ongoing Moreh bandh and sealing of the international border.

It is also believed that the family members of the two who had been camping at the border town have also left for Imphal for identification of the two bodies recovered.

Protesting against the missing traders, the all communities leaders of the sub-division had been spearheading a mass agitation in the sub-division since yesterday.

The international border gates and the shops in the border town had remained closed since yesterday demanding the whereabouts of the missing duo.


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