A group of armed persons came to a neighbouring locality at around 4 pm. They fired several rounds of bullets in addition to setting ablaze four houses located in the southern direction of the locality.
It is reported that two persons were injured in the firing. The assailants also looted all the articles kept in two huts and a shop located in the northern side of the locality.
Even as fire tenders of Manipur Fire Service rushed in on receiving information about the arson, they were blocked by people of the neighbouring village thereby delaying the rescue operation.
The people blocking the fire tenders were driven away only after arrival of additional police personnel from Thoubal and Imphal West. The fire tenders were able to douse the raging fire at around 7 pm.
Following the violent confrontation, a large number of police personnel have been deployed at the area.
It was also reported that some people were opening fire intermittently toward police using single and double barrel guns.
Source: The Sangai Express