A 34-year-old man from Odisha was critically injured when two men shot at him here, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Thursday. The man who has been identified as Abbas Malik is fighting for his life in a private hospital, Biren Singh, also in charge of Home, told the assembly.
He said Malik was staying in a rented house near the Nityainanda temple in Imphal. The house owner has been identified as Irengbam Biramangol.
On Wednesday night, two unidentified youths brandishing handguns barged into the house and opened fire at Malik from close range. Malik was rushed to the hospital where his condition is said to be ‘critical.’
A case had been registered and police had rounded up five suspects who were being interrogated, Biren Singh said, adding that the police did not know the identity or motive of the gunmen.