New Delhi: Tension gripped Nagaland on Sunday as six civilians were reportedly killed and two were injured in a case of “mistaken identity” in Oting village in Mon district of Nagaland after security forces allegedly opened fire on civilians suspecting them to be militants, said police sources.
At least six people were killed and two others sustained injuries in a firing incident in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, tweeted this morning about the “unfortunate incident” that led to “killing of civilians” in the state.
“The unfortunate incident leading to the killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable. High-level SIT will investigate & justice delivered as per the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all sections,” he tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted to express his anguish about the killings. Amit Shah tweeted: “Anguished over an unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families.”
More updates are awaited.