TURA, Dec 3 - The magisterial enquiry into the killing of two persons by the Army began today with seven people deposing before the probe ordered by the district administration.
The �mistaken identity� killing of two civilians � Alphiush Momin, a school teacher and Sweetbirth D Marak, a worker at the DMR check gate had led to a huge furore against the army with a rally against the killing being held on Tuesday last.
On November 25, the duo were returning home in a motorcycle when they were fired upon by army personnel when they allegedly did not stop at a check point leading to their death.
The magisterial probe is being led by ADC, David D Sangma who visited the village to record statements of witnesses besides members of families of the victims.
�A total of seven people today deposed before me including members of the victims� families. The next date of hearing is on December 8�, Sangma said over phone.
A time frame of 30 days has been given for completion of the probe and submission of the report. Another investigation by the army is also underway to look into the circumstances of the killing.