On February 28, a police personnel on poll duty died in a case of accidental firing from his service weapon in Churachandpur district in Manipur.
Cop killed in Manipur:
The incident took place in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district.
According to a statement issued by the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Naorem Ibochouba from Kakching district’s Labungo Pareng area was detailed for poll duty at 53/37 Senvon (C) polling station in Tipaimukh constituency.
The dead body was recovered by concerned officials with the help of Rapid Response team (RRT) and brought to Imphal by helicopter and deposited at JNIMS morgue. One sub-inspector (IO) and a magistrate accompanied the dead body, the CEO added.
A Sub-Inspector (IO) and magistrate accompanied the body, the statement said, adding that “it is suspected to be accidental firing from his service weapon.”
Manipur Polls 2022:
The first phase of polling for the Assembly election began on February 28, 2022. 38 assembly constituencies of the state went for polling in the first of the two-phase election.
A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray in this phase. Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm. The voters who are Covid positive or are under quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm.