KOHIMA, July 21 - The Nagaland Government today ordered a one-man magisterial inquiry into the killing of two students in cross firing at Phor village in Phek district.
The inquiry will be conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Phek, Kuko Mero, a government notification said.
The ADC will inquire the causes and the source of firing which led to the death of two students and injury to one. The probe will also look into whether the incident could have been avoided and submit the report to the State Government within 15 days.
The two students were killed in cross firing between Assam Rifles and suspected NSCN(K) militants at Phor village in Phek district on July 16 when the para-military personnel were bringing bodies of two NSCN(K) militants from an encounter spot at Avangkhu.
A group of villagers stopped the paramilitary convoy and demanded that the body of one belonging to Phor village be handed over to them. During interaction between forces and villagers, suspected NSCN(K) militants fired which was retaliated by the Assam Rifles. � PTI