Three top leaders belonging to Manipur’s proscribed outfit, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), were reportedly killed in an intra- group rivalry in their hideouts in Myanmar.
PREPAK’s ‘acting chairman’ Khumujam Ratan, ‘organisation secretary’ Mayengbam Joychand and another leader Rajkumar Ramananda were allegedly killed in Chin province of Myanmar in intra- group conflict.
They were reportedly buried in a forested area there last week.
The three leaders were allegedly killed at the behest of another top leader, Aheiba Angom, who had “embezzled” more than Rs 5 crore of the outfit’s funds.
The slain leaders had reportedly ordered an inquiry into these financial irregularities leading to their killings.
To hide the crime, Angom allegedly floated a rumour that the three leaders died in a road accident on May 23.
Their bodies were retrieved from a deep gorge and the last rites were performed in a camp of the outfit, officials said.
But now, it has been established that the three PREPAK leaders were killed in an intra-group rivalry, the officials said.