At least one man sustained serious injuries from shrapnel on Saturday morning when a bomb exploded at Kwakta in Manipur’s Bishnupur district. The injured person was evacuated to Imphal for treatment.
In another incident, one farmer sustained bullet injuries in Bishnupur district on Saturday morning. Per the official report, the man was cultivating paddy at a field in Phubala in Bishnupur district. Suspected militants opened fire, seriously injuring the farmer. As his condition became serious, he was evacuated to a private hospital in Imphal.
It may be recalled that the State’s Agricultural Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh recently announced that proper security measures have been taken up to ensure that farmers are not attacked by militant groups. Farmers who are in relief camps in Manipur cannot go to their paddy field for cultivation. Since the cultivation time is almost over, Manipur may face a famine-like situation if the farmers cannot go to work.
In yet another incident in the district, one personnel of the 1st Indian Reserve Battalion sustained injuries on his leg when suspected militants opened fire on Saturday morning. It may be recalled that one police commando personnel was killed in this district when suspected militants opened fire.
Meanwhile, hundreds of women vendors from Moirang in Bishnupur district launched a sit-in protest. The women activists said that they are launching the protest for three days against the killing of a class 12 student on Friday.