Manipur world cup

Imphal, Dec 19: 50-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a stray bullet fired by unidentified revelers celebrating Argentina’s FIFA world cup 2022 win in Manipur, police said on Monday.

The incident happened at Singjamei Wangma Bheigapati locality in Imphal East district of Manipur around 11:30 pm on Sunday, they said.

Family members of the deceased stated sounds of loud firecrackers and gunshots reverberated as soon as frenzied celebrations started following Argentina’s victory over France.

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A senior police officer said that Two bullet holes were found on the first floor of her residence, which is built with galvanized iron sheets.

“While one bullet struck her back, another went through the GI sheets,” he said.

Police and forensic teams have started an investigation to establish the direction from which the bullets were fired, the officer added.

Meanwhile, her family members have said they would not perform the last rites unless the culprits are identified and arrested.