Protests continue in Manipur over encounter killings

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Bishenpur (Manipur), Aug 20 (ANI): Protesters in Manipur's Bishenpur district burned the effigy of state Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to protest against the killing of a youth in a fake encounter.

They are demanding stringent action against the police commandos allegedly involved in the shootout.

Shouting slogans like "Resign criminal Chief Minister Ibobi, punish the killer police commandos, Toubul women took out a protest march and burned the effigy of Ibobi.

State police commandoes later dispersed the protesters.

In what is termed as an "encounter" by the police, a pregnant woman and a suspected militant succumbed to gunfire while five others were injured in the shootout on July 23 near the building of the State Legislature in Imphal. (ANI)

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