A tribal insurgent belonging to Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) in Manipur was shot dead by unidentified gunmen suspected to be of a rival group.
Police officials said the killed militant has been identified as S. Paomei of Thangla village. He was accosted and gunned down near the Keithelmanbi police station.
He was a ‘captain’ of the proscribed rebel outfit Zeliangrong United Front.
Police sources said that an outlawed tribal outfit, which is at loggerheads with the ZUF, is suspected to be behind the killing. No arrests have been made so far.