Man burns down eight shops in Manipur

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JIRIBAM, May 18, 2018: A man, claimed to be mentally ill, burned down eight shops at Irawat Complex, Babupara in Jiribam district around 2am on Friday.

The blaze was taken under control by a team of the Jiribam Fire Service. The team saved other nearby structures such as the Jiribam Municipal Office and the Jiribam Police Station from catching fire. The value of all the properties destroyed has not been ascertained yet.

The accused who has been identified as Inao from the area, admitted to having burned the shops. The reason why he committed the crime is not yet known.

TNT News with inputs from Imphal Free Press

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