Imphal: While the state is demanding to hand over the dead bodies of two students, two more youths including minors have gone missing in a suspicious manner. The missing boys are from Akham Awang Leikai under Lamshang Police Station in Imphal West District.
According to family members and local people, the two boys went for a meeting at Sekmai in Imphal West District yesterday at around 9 AM. As they didn’t come back home till afternoon, they called them up on their mobile phone. But they didn’t get any response.
Locals and family members suspected the involvement of Kuki armed miscreants in the missing and appealed state government to take swift action in tracing them out.
Subsequently, family members filed a missing report at Lamshang Police Station. Meanwhile, local people and family members met with Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and the Titular King of Manipur who is also MP of Rajya Sabha, Leishemba Sanajaoba at Manipur Royal Palace this afternoon.
They submitted a memorandum to both the governor and MP urging them to find the missing boys. They also plan to submit a memorandum to Chief Minister N Biren. JAC was also formed in connection with their missing case.
Condemning the suspicious missing of two students, hundreds of students staged a protest in Imphal. They demanded state government find out the whereabouts of the two students.
The rally kicks off from BT Road. They attempted to move towards Governor Road. However large number of police personnel both central and state forces prevented to march towards Governor Road stating that the place comes under a silent zone which is prohibited from carrying out any form of protest.
Meanwhile, CCTV footage captured in the Sekmai area shows them riding their bike towards Kanglatombi’s side emerged on social media.
According to police, their mobile phones have been traced near the Senapati Oil pump. The Personnel from Kangpokpi District Police, Assam Rifles and CRPF are reportedly carrying out search operations in suspected areas to find out.
It may be mentioned that two students Phijam Hemanjit (20) and Hijam Linthoingambi, a girl aged 17 years, had gone missing on July 6. Disturbing photos purportedly showing their bodies surfaced on September 25, leading to violent protests, mainly by students.
The case was referred to CBI for investigation and so far as many as five people have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of these two students. However, family members are demanding to hand over the dead bodies.
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