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Manipur: Protests over killing of Punjab traders

chandigarh Updated: Feb 22, 2014 10:04 IST

A huge procession was taken out at Moreh on the Myanmar border in Manipur's Chandel district on Friday against the killing of two traders at Tamu, 2 km from here.

Almost all community leaders joined the rally held to demand punishment for the killers of the two traders from Punjab, Savender Singh and Daljit Singh who went to Tamu in Myanmar with proper documents, official sources said.

The sources said six traders from Punjab left Moreh for the Myanmar border town of Tamu on February 11. Of them, two failed to return, the sources said.

Their bodies with cut marks and other injuries were found on Thursday from the Jangenphai area, about 40 km from Moreh, near the Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district.

Civil organisations appealed to both India and Myanmar to find the killers of the victims, reports from the border town said.

All markets, shops, business establishments and international trade have been closed since Thursday for an indefinite period, demanding punishment for the killers. Transport services between Imphal and Moreh have also been suspended.