In case of Meitei students killing CBI files chargesheet against Five

In case of Meitei students killing CBI files chargesheet against Five

Imphal: After an extensive investigation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against five people arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of two students from Meitei, whose lifeless bodies were found in a forest area. However, it is a disturbing incident that has gained widespread attention. on social media.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, while replying to a supplementary question by opposition Congress MLA K Meghachandra during the state assembly session on Tuesday (March 05), revealed that the CBI had arrested two suspects. Monitoring the case related to missing students.
The Chief Minister of Manipur further disclosed that the CBI has filed a charge sheet against five suspects arrested in connection with the crime.
When pressed for more details, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said sternly that the matter was now under the purview of an independent investigation team.
Amidst the backdrop of communal violence that erupted in Manipur on May 3 last year, the valley areas of the north-eastern state have been widely protested after photographs of two missing Meitei students – Phijam Hemjit (20) and Hijam Linthoingambi (17) – circulated. There were demonstrations who went missing on July 6, 2023.

However, the case has since been transferred to the jurisdiction of the CBI.

CCTV footage recovered by the Manipur police depicted the two students riding a KTM bike en route to Khoupum via Lamdan in Churachandpur district of Manipur, an area marred by the ongoing communal strife between the Kuki and Meitei communities.

Despite this lead, law enforcement authorities were unable to trace their whereabouts due to the Manipur’s prevailing crisis and the Kuki-dominated nature of the region.

Meanwhile, Hijam Kullajit, the father of Hijam Linthoingambi, expressed dissatisfaction over the failure to locate the bodies of the two students and lamented that their last rites have yet to be conducted.

He appealed for a prompt investigation and swift justice, urging the government to address the matter in the Manipur assembly.

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