New Delhi: Nagaland firing: At least 11 people were killed in a firing incident in Nagaland’s Oting in Mon district on Saturday. Following the incident Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has ordered a probe along with appealing to people to maintain peace. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the incident.
The unfortunate incident leading to killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable.Condolences to the bereaved families & speedy recovery of those injured. High level SIT will investigate & justice delivered as per the law of the land.Appeal for peace from all sections
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) December 5, 2021
According to media reports, It is being told that mistaking some people as terrorist security forces opened fire at them resulted in the killing of many of them. Consequently, people turned angry and set afire the vehicles of the security forces.
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.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 5, 2021
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed grief over the incident. Amit Shah tweeted, “Pained by the unfortunate incident at Oting in Nagaland. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the incident. A high level SIT set up by the state government will conduct a thorough probe into the incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families.”