Man injured in alleged police firing

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IMPHAL, Jul 28: A man who was having a fest with friends inside a tent house was injured allegedly in police firing today.

The incident occured around 7:50 pm.

Locals said Ngangom Robinson, 32, son of (L) Ng Debendro of Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai was having dinner with some friends inside the AK Enterprises Tent House along the Imphal-Moreh highway in Singjamei area when they heard someone pelting stones at the tent house.

The tent house was close for the day on account of the 38-hour general strike called by the JAC formed in connection to the death of Sapam Robinhood, according to sources.

It is also learnt that when Robinson and his friends came out they saw some police personnel of Kakwa Police Station throwing stones at thier tent house. This resulted in a confrontation between the two groups.

Soon more police personnel came in a Rakshak vehicle and fired towards them during which Robinson was hit on his left thigh and right wrist. Residents soon called the local MLA who came and took Robinson to the RIMS for treatment.

It is also learnt that Robinson was first provided some first aid by a local doctor.

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