Diamond-like stones found in Nagaland's Mon dist

Thursday, 26 Nov, 8.39 pm

An area at Wanching village in Mon district in Nagaland along Myanmar border may have deposits of diamond, triggering a glittering surprise.

A video showing hundreds of villagers digging a small hill in the village to unearth "diamond" has gone viral on Thursday. The villagers have reportedly dug out diamond-like stones from the hill.

According to sources in Mon, the villagers are camping in the area and trying to dig out the precious metal.

However, the quantity and quality of the stones found in the area could not be confirmed immediately.

"Reports apparently of #Diamond found in #Wanching village #Mon district #Nagaland," director general (prisons and jails) of Nagaland police Rupin Sharma, who was also the director-general of the state police, tweeted on Thursday.