Kiphire, Feb 7: Communal tension broke out in Kiphire district of Nagaland on Sunday after a couple travelling in a car was shot dead by two motorbike-riding assailants. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure that prohibits unlawful assembly has been imposed in the district.Also Read - Curfew to Continue in Maharashtra’s Amravati with Relaxations Until Next Week | Details

According to police, the husband, a government school teacher belonging to the Sangtam tribe was travelling in a car to a village with his wife, a nurse belonging to the Tikhir tribe. Both tribes have an age-old rivalry over land issues. Also Read: Nagaland: Dimapur businesswoman Ritika Mehta murdered in cold blood; one month on, family awaits justice Also Read - Shooting: Manu Bhaker And Javad Foroughi Win Air Pistol Mixed Team Gold in ISSF President's Cup

“Both the deceased were posted in Kiphire. They went to meet relatives in Shamator village when they were shot dead by two unknown people on a motorbike,” a police official told IANS. As per a preliminary report, the two attackers belonged to the Yimchunger tribe, which is also involved in land disputes with various other Naga tribes including Sangtam, Tikhir and Chang, police said. Also Read - Good News: Onion Prices to be Cheaper by Rs 5-12 Per Kg as Centre Releases 1.11 Lakh Tones From Buffer Stocks