Jawan among two shot dead in Manipur

Imphal: A jawan of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) was among two persons who were shot dead by unidentified gunmen while they were catching fish in Tamu river along Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district on Wednesday, police said.

Rifleman Birjit Singh of third IRB post at Moreh border town and a civilian had gone for fishing at Tamu river, about three km from Moreh town, early this morning.

Their bodies were found at about 8 AM by local residents who rushed to the spot after hearing gunshots. Police have started investigation.