Encounter victim identified

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IMPHAL, March 9: Family members today identified the youth who was gunned down yesterday by a security team in a shootout inside a house at Komlaching Foothill after he allegedly tried to snatch a two wheeler brandishing a 9mm pistol.

Speaking to media persons at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences morgue identified the youth as Hungmiyo Chinghanmei, 17 son of Hungmiyo Yaringai of Soraland under Yairipok Police.

The body was today claimed by the family following the conduct of post mortem.

The father told media persons that his son was innocent and had no relation with any underground outfit, whatsoever.

Chinghanmei was the last among three siblings and he had gone to Mayai Keithel yesterday morning alone but failed to returned, the bereaved father lamented.

On learning about the shoot-out, the family had decided to check the dead at the JNIMS Mortuary and came today, he continued.

Chinghanmei was gunned down yesterday by personnel of Thoubal commandos and Assam Rifles inside a house located at Komlaching Foothill along the Yairipok to Kasom Khullen Road under Yairipok Police Station at around 11.30am after he refused to surrender before the team.

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