Imphal: A 2,000-strong Meitei mob allegedly torched an ambulance in front of police on Imphal’s outskirts on Sunday, burning alive a seven-year-old boy, his mother and a relative who were being taken to hospital with bullet injuries, reported The Telegraph.
Details of these deaths emerged on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Tonsing Hangsing (7), his mother Meena Hangsing (45), and their relative Lydia Lourembam (37). All ofthem were Meitei Christians. They were injured in firing by rioters at the Assam Rifles camp where they were sheltered.
All three victims had taken shelter at an Assam Rifles camp in Kangchup, around 15km west of Imphal, since May 3.
While the official death toll from the 34-day-old unrest in Manipur is 98, unofficial estimates put the figure higher.