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Ex-militant killed in Manipur (Lead)

Imphal, Dec 8 (IANS) A former member of the banned Lamphel group of Kangleipak Communist Party, who had laid down his arms last year, was gunned down here early on Saturday while taking a morning walk, police said.

S. Modhuchandra, 44, was killed near his house. The killers escaped.

Modhuchandra had come to stay at his home in Thangmeiband Wathem Leirak from his designated camp in Bishnupur district when he was attacked.

The police said he was one of the insurgents who laid down weapons in July 2017. No one has claimed responsibility for the killing.

–IANS
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