The youths are aged between 24 years and 35 years. Their bodies were found after police carried out a thorough search in the surrounding villages and forest areas, reported PTI quoting official.
Official said that the bodies bore injury marks apparently made using sharp knives and their limbs were also chopped off.
Sounds of heavy gunfire were heard from the village, which falls under Litan police station, early in the morning.
Earlier this week, during the Independence day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the situation in the northeast state, which has been hit by ethnic violence, was improving and asserted that solution to its problems can be found only through peace. “The nation is with Manipur,” he said at the outset of his 90-minute address.
The ethnic clashes broke out in the northeastern state on May 3, after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.