IMPHAL, June 27 - A 14-year-old boy was today shot dead allegedly in a clash between two groups of two neighbouring villages in Nungei area of Manipur�s Thoubal district prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the area, police said, reports PTI
District Magistrate T Ranjit Singh imposed curfew in Nungei from 5 pm and it would be in force till further order, an official statement said.
Two groups of people belonging to Nungei Meitei and Nungei Meetei Pangal villages fought with stones and a few gun shots were also fired.
The victim, identified as Md Arif, sustained bullet injuries and later succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here.
Policemen have been deployed in the area following a firing incident on April 11 in which nine women were injured.
Additional police force was sent there after today�s clash and the they had to burst tear gas shells to disperse the clashing groups, police said.
Tension prevailed in the area.
Correspondent adds: The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was widely observed in Manipur on Sunday.
The State Social Welfare department (SWD) in association with Manipur-based NGOs FINGODAP and CADA jointly organised the day in Imphal.
The District Legal Services Authority Imphal East district in association with Imphal East District Police and Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA) also observed the Day by holding a public function at Imphal East police complex.
A cycle rally was taken out by Manipur University Students� Union and Lions Club Canchipur to spread awareness on drug abuse.
Sajiwa Jail authority and Nirvana, an NGO, also jointly observed the Day by holding a meeting at the Jail complex at Sajiwa in Imphal East district.
Drug trafficking is the third largest illegal trade after petroleum and arms trade as per global reports.