An irate mob, angered by the murder of an 18-year-old-boy by suspected Bru militants, continued to go on rampage and have burnt down more than 300 Bru huts in Thinghlun area along the Tripura border since Friday night, police said here on Sunday.

Although no physical attacks have been reported from anywhere, a group of boys visited a few deserted Bru villages and set them on fire, police said.

“It is impossible to prevent arson everywhere as the Bru settlements are scattered in inaccessible areas and the miscreants went in groups on jungle roads to torch the villages,” a senior police officer from Mamit told PTI over phone.

He said that around 300 families have fled to Tripura since the incident.

A similar incident had occurred in 1997 when Bru militants killed a forest department official triggering communal tension between the Mizo and the Bru communities.

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