Abducted 83 yr old rescued

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 25: An 83 year old Meitei man was abducted by armed Kuki militants this afternoon but was later rescued by police.
Moreover, the Kuki militants looted a farm house and carried away some cattle.
Around 10 armed Kuki militants came down from Thingsat Kuki village side at around 12.30 pm today and entered Chirik Loitong village under Sekmai police station and abducted one person identified as Kshetrimayum Manihar Singh (83) s/o (L) Ksh Kanhai Singh of Leikinthabi Awang Leikai, presently staying at Chirik Loitong and looted one farm house and carried away some cattle.
A team of Imphal West district police led by SP Imphal West, Dr S Ibomcha Singh, commando teams led by DSP CDO/IW Y Kishorchand and OC Sekmai PS Inspector Ng Johnson rushed towards Chirik Loitong. Ksh Manihar was rescued by the police team with the assistance of the villagers of Mapao Khullen and Khongnangpokpi Kom villages. The miscreants carried away four cows and some goats (number yet to be confirmed). The miscreants also looted one farm house by breaking the windows and the door. The villagers of Mapao Khullen led by Livingstone Zimik, retired DSP, Manipur Police evacuated six  persons in their vehicles to Sekmai PS before the police teams  had reached the spot. The evacuated persons are Irengbam Rajen Singh (55) s/o late E Nongthon Singh of Leikinthabi Mamang Leikai, Wangkhem Sarat Singh (40) s/o W Yaima Singh of Potsangbam Khunou, Wangkhem Maya Devi (35) w/o W Yaima Singh of Potsangbam Khunou, Yumkhaibam Bokunjao Singh (68) s/o late Y Suro Singh of Andro Khatam Leikai, Wangkhem Dhiren Singh (38) s/o W Yaima Singh of Potsangbam Khunou and Wangkhem Malemnganba (9) s/o W Sarat of Potsangbam Khunou.