Manipur: Village chief shot dead for imposing ban on Poppy Cultivation

A village chief of Naphai Village in Saikul sub division of Kangpokpi district in Manipur was shot dead for imposing ban on poppy cultivation on late Monday night. He is believed to have been killed by militants in retaliation to a notification he issued imposing ban on poppy cultivation in his village. The Naphai village chief was shot dead by unidentified armed miscreants at Saikul sub-division in Kangpokpi district late Monday, June 6, 2022.