A teacher died on Tuesday after allegedly being physically assault by suspected NSCN (IM) cadre at Aimol Satu, triggering mob violence, police said.
TS Hegin Haokip (48) of Molnam village, was apprehended by suspected NSCN (IM) militants last night around 7 pm and was severely assaulted, a senior police officer said.
He succumbed to his injuries this morning, triggering tension among ethnic Kuki population of the area.
The body of the deceased was taken by a crowd from his village towards the residence of a suspected killer at Aimol Saitu village. They were stopped due to random firing by suspected NSCN (IM) men, the officer said.
Later, the crowd regrouped and blocked Imphal-Moreh route and prevented vehicular traffic. It also torched a few shops, he said, adding the situation is under control.