By Imna Longchar
Dimapur(Nagaland), Dec 6 : DGP, T John Longkumer, and Commissioner, Nagaland, Rovilatuo Mon, on Monday has issued its report on incidents in Mon town on Sunday .
According to the report, the Konyak Union on Sunday had announced for a mass funeral service forthe 14 deceased civilians at the Helipad, Mon Town, whose mortal remains were brought from Oting village.
However, the programme was postponed to December 6 at 10 a.m but no such clear announcement was made regarding the postponement and this conclusion led to the crowd getting agitated and a section of public started marching towards the District Hospital and Konyak Union (KU) office whereby, they vandalized the KU office thereafter, the agitated crowd proceeded towards the 27 Assam Rifles post located at Thamnan Ward.
The mob then reached the periphery of the Camp and got violent, throwing stones, vandalizing properties and setting fire to three buildings within the post to which the AR personnel resorted to blank firing which agitated the mob further.
The report also stated that the district administration and police officials tried to reason and pacify the mob but was outnumbered by the mob which by then, gathered to around 600 to 700 people armed with sticks, pipes, flammable fluids and few of them had machetes .
After almost an hour into the melee, the second round of continuous firing by the Assam Rifles resulted in the mob running for safety and protection.
It also stated that after the firing ceased, one protester identified as Leong of Chi village was confirmed to be dead on the spot and six others sustained bullet injuries including an IR personnel of 11th IRB, Aboi, who was shifted to District Hospital .
At the time of filing the report, the situation continues to be tense and volatile.
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