Imphal: Many shocking videos, including the burning of an 80-year-old woman, the parading of women without clothes, torture, and burning alive youths, have emerged in the state of late after clashes started between two ethnic groups in Churachandpur district on May 3 last.
According to Chief Minister N Biren Singh, horrific tales of schoolchildren, including young girls, being kidnapped and murdered are also emerging. Over 6,000 FIRs were filed by various people, including a rape case.
Regarding the case of two women paraded without clothes, seven people, including one juvenile, have been arrested or apprehended, police said.
Many cases were also filed as photographs and videos of the incident were circulated freely, some of which were found edited, and the faces of juveniles were not blurred.
Police said Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), Manipur, also registered a case as a video of a woman being assaulted and killed by a mob that happened in Myanmar was falsely depicted as a case in Manipur.
Police further said about 900 trucks carrying essential commodities have reached Imphal. There was a heavy rush to buy essential items on Tuesday as shops started selling potatoes, dal, onions, and other essential items.
Oil depots also mostly opened as petroleum products started coming in. Due to the blockade in Kangpokpi district since May 3, the state is facing shortages of food, essential items, medicine, etc.
The Internet has been banned since the start of the violence, and curfews are periodically relaxed to enable people to buy essential goods.