Authorities in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur have imposed an
indefinite curfew on the state capital, following protests over the
death of a former rebel.
Officials said Wednesday police were patrolling the streets of the capital, Imphal, and told residents to stay inside.
Opposition parties and human rights activists say police killed the
former rebel -- identified as Chungkam Sanjit -- on July 23. They say
he was unarmed at the time and have demanded the resignation of Manipur
Chief Minister Ibobi Singh over the killing, as well as the death of a
pregnant woman in the same incident.
Singh has ordered a judicial inquiry into the case.
Police say Sanjit opened fire at them first and was killed in the
ensuing gunbattle. They say the woman was killed in the crossfire.