IMPHAL, March 3 (NNN): A Manipuri film director and producer has been admitted to a hospital here in critical condition after being severely beaten up by suspected militants.
M Raghumani, also known as Epu, was found in a serious condition near his house at Langol Eroisemba hill in Imphal West early morning. He was reportedly kidnapped by a group of armed persons from his own house around 1:30 am yesterday.
Raghumani is currently undergoing treatment at Advanced Hospital here since the incident. The kidnappers broke his left arm and caused injuries to his entire body with sharp objects.
All activities of Film Forum Manipur (FFM) have stopped for weeks after two militant groups allegedly demanded huge amount of money from the forum.
FFM chairman Surjakanta Sharma condemned the attack on Raghumani and demanded clarification from the groups responsible for it. He called the attack a dastardly act.