2 Indians shot dead in Myanmar; tension grips border town

Imphal: Tension gripped the Manipur-Myanmar border town of Moreh after two Indian nationals were reportedly shot dead at Wuksu in Myanmar.

Sources in Moreh told IANS that the bodies are yet to be handed over to the Indian authorities for identification.

However, the security forces are not taking any chances in this sensitive border area. Security measures have been beefed up to avert any untoward incident.

According to sources, the two Indian nationals, Mohammad Kheruddin (28) and Mohammad Jalanuddin (32) from Moreh, had left for Myanmar on May 2 to catch fish in the mountain streams. But they never returned.

On Wednesday night, two bullet-ridden bodies were reportedly found at Wuksu.

Police sources told IANS that the district police superintendent is in touch with his Myanmarese counterpart.

Once the bodies are handed over to police and proper identification done then the actual sequence of events may come to light, sources said.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, unidentified insurgents hurled a China-made hand grenade at the house of retired chief engineer Akham Nilamani.

Police believe that it may be a case of mistaken identity as a chit was left at the spot threatening another person. No group has so far claimed any responsibility.