IMPHAL, May 26: Unidentified persons fired two bullet rounds at a restaurant owner and a costumer, who were sitting inside the restaurant located at the ground floor of the Machu Cinema under wangoi Police Station hall today.
They were injured in the incident which occurred around 2pm and have been admitted at the Shija Hospital for treatment.
Sources identified the restaurant owner as Wangkheimayum Hemanta alias Inao of Shamurou and the injured customer as Sarungbam Nanao, 34, son of Chandrakriti of Andro Henoupokpi and is a personnel of the 4th IRB and presently attached with the Thoubal commando.
Nanao received a bullet injury on his forehead and is stated to be in a critical condition, while, Hemanta was hit on his buttock.
It is also learnt that around 2pm, Nanao had arrived inside the restaurant with a lady companion identified to be from Lilong Chajing.
A few minutes later, two youth who came in a Maroon coloured Honda Activa came inside the restaurant and immediately opened fire at Nanao and Hemnata.
Before fleeing from the scene, the two assailants assaulted Nanao’s lady companion and the other customers at the restaurant, the sources added.
Meanwhile, the police have taken up a case in connection with the incident