IRS body condemns killing of officer by mob in Manipur 

Reports quoting unnamed authorities said more than 50 corpses have been deposited at three hospitals in the violence-hit State 

May 06, 2023 02:41 pm | Updated 02:41 pm IST - GUWAHATI

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association has condemned the killing of an income tax officer by a mob in violence-hit Manipur. 

In a tweet late on May 5 night, the IRS Association said Imphal-based Income Tax Department officer Letminthang Haokip was killed after ethnic violence between two communities broke out on May 3. 

“IRS Association strongly condemns the dastardly act of violence resulting in the death of Sh. Letminthang Haokip, Tax Assistant in Imphal. No cause or ideology can justify the killing of an innocent public servant on duty. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult hour,” the association said on its Twitter handle. 

Locals said the young IRS officer was dragged out of his official apartment and beaten to death. 

The IRS officer’s death followed that of Chonkholen Haokip, a CRPF constable of the force’s elite CoBRA unit who was on leave. Officials in Manipur said he was killed on Friday afternoon when some people dressed in police-like uniforms attacked his village Lhunjang in the Bishnupur district. 

ALSO READ | Explained | What is behind Manipur’s widespread unrest?

Neither the State police nor the armed forces handling law and order in the State have said how many people have been killed. But the media based out of Imphal, quoting unnamed authorities, said more than 50 bodies have been deposited in three major hospitals. 

These are the Regional Institution of Medical Sciences, the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Churachandpur District Hospital. 

Among the dead was an undersecretary in the Agriculture Department and her son, the reports said.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.