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Manipur: Man accused of rape shot dead by two unidentified gunmen

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In Manipur, a man was gunned down by two unidentified people on Sunday night.

Reportedly, the man was in judicial custody on charges of rape and attempted murder of a girl.

The slain man has been identified as Ghanashyam Heisnam, a 25-years-old hailing from Thanga islet in Bishnupur district in Manipur.

On February 13, 2017, Heisnam was detained in connection with the rape of a girl and was further charged with attempting to murder the girl later.

Meanwhile, police are not ruling out the involvement of proscribed insurgents in the killing of Heisnam.

Heisnam was released on bail recently and was at a kiosk near his house when two scooter-borne youth fired at him. He was rushed to the hospital at nearby Moirang with three bullet injuries. Later, he was brought to Imphal but he succumbed to injuries.

So far, there has been no claim for the shooting.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-09-09 11:34 AM