Requested to retrieve bodies of 2 Indians killed in Myanmar: Biren

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Imphal: Concern ministry has written request to the embassy of ministry of foreign affairs, government of Republic Union of Myanmar, Yangon to retrieve the bodies of two Indians (Tamils), residents of Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh, Tengnoupal district, who were shot dead by unknown assailants at Tamu town, Myanmar.

Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh said this while interacting with reporters in Imphal East on Thursday.

“Positive response has been made from them to return the bodies”, Biren said.

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The two victims who were autorickshaw drivers were shot death in Myanmar border area of Tamu on Tuesday.

People have been demonstrating at Moreh for justice and demanded the government to get the bodies.

A large number of Moreh residents entered some metres inside Myanmar and burnt an outpost of Myanmar Army on Wednesday.

Tengnoupal DC has clamped CrPc 144 in the whole of Moreh Town and prohibited assembly of five or more persons.

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Denouncing the murder, members of All Moreh Auto Owners and Drivers’ Welfare Association staged a protest demonstration at Sunrise ground, Moreh Ward number 2 .

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