Last rites of two Mao youths performed
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 12 2010: The last rites of the two youths died in the May 6 scuffle were performed today at Kalinamei village, the native village of both the victims in Senapati district with large gathering.

A large number of well wishers from Nagaland led by members of NGOs coming on four canter bus were among those around 2000 people converged to attend the last rites of the two youths N Chakhao Mao (20) on son of late Nele and Loshuwo Mao (20) son of late Dikho Mao.

The gathering people observed a two-minute silent as mark of respect to the departed souls.

A prayer for peace of soul was also offered before buried of the lifeless bodies as per customary of the Mao.

Customary last gun salutes were also given.

The procession was also marched on the highway between Tadubi and Mao before buried.

According to police reports, the two youths died in a scuffle at the Mao Town Hall when the some youths stormed the hall using as temporary barrack of the Manipur Rifles in which two policemen also sustained serious injuries apart from losing three arms an AK-47 rifle and two tear gas guns.

Cabinet has decided to conduct a magisterial inquiry into the incident which Mao police registered as case under section 148/149/307/35/353/384/188/427/34 of IPC of the PS.