The two non-locals were killed in the last 2 days. Armed police personnel have been deployed at strategic locations in and around Imphal to prevent further escalation in violence.
On Saturday, about 5.30 pm, one mason Upendra Mukhia, 25, was killed when on way to his rented house after attending Vishwakarma Puja at Nagamapal Soram Leirak. Another worker Kamalesh Das, 23, was killed on Sunday around 8.30 am at Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, both under greater Imphal area.
The killed persons, who hailed from Bihar, were staying in rented houses here, the sources said. Police is yet to arrest any suspect. No armed group has thus far claimed responsibility for the killings till filing of this report.