Imphal, Feb 29: A teacher died on Monday after allegedly being physically assault by suspected NSCN (IM) cadre at Aimol Satu, triggering mob violence, police said.
T S Hegin Haokip (48) of Molnam village, was apprehended by suspected NSCN (IM) militants last night around 7 PM and was severely assaulted, a senior police officer said.
He succumbed to his injuries this morning, triggering tension among ethnic Kuki population of the area. The body of the deceased was taken by a crowd from his village towards the residence of a suspected killer at Aimol Saitu village.
They were stopped due to random firing by suspected NSCN (IM) men, the officer said.
Later, the crowd regrouped and blocked Imphal-Moreh route and prevented vehicular traffic.
It also torched a few shops, he said, adding the situation is under control.