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Amit Shah expresses anguish over Nagaland killings

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed anguish over the reported killings in Nagaland’s Mon district by security forces.

Conveying his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the “unfortunate incident”, Shah said that a high-level SIT constituted by the state government to probe into the matter will ensure that justice is brought to bereaved families.

“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,” Shah tweeted this morning.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has ordered a high-level probe into the reported killings of civilians by security forces in Oting village in the Mon district of the state.

“The unfortunate incident leading to the 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”, Rio tweeted today.

Some Naga youth were reportedly killed in Oting village of Mon district on Saturday when they were allegedly fired at by security forces, who suspected them to be terrorists.

Reportedly, irked villagers torched vehicles of security forces and some people were reportedly shot when security forces opened fire to control the irate mob.