The Assam Rifles vehicle set ablaze by angry villagers in Manipur.

The Assam Rifles has announced that it would pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a Manipur villager, who was allegedly killed by a Major of the paramilitary force.

Assam Rifles Major Alok Sathe allegedly shot dead 26-year-old Mangboilal Lhouvum, a resident of Chalwa village under the Kangpokpi police station in Kangpokpi district on Friday night.

Manipur police arrested Sathe following widespread protests against the killing of the villager, who was a daily wage earner and father of two children.

Brigadier PS Arora, Commander of 22 Sector Assam Rifles, on Saturday signed an agreement to compensate the man’s next of kin.

Manipur government and leaders of some local civil society organizations besides the family members of the victim are the signatories of the agreement.

As per the agreement, the Assam Rifles will pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the deceased’s family. An initial amount of Rs 1 lakh was handed over to them on Saturday.

As per reports, the other agreements were that the present company of 44 Assam Rifles at Banglabung will be removed or replaced at the earliest following approval by the Army headquarters.

It was also agreed upon that a fully functional armed police station with a minimum strength of 40 personnel will be set up in the area.

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