Manipur News: Thousands of students protest over the death of two missing Methi youths in Imphal

Thousands of students took to the streets in Imphal on September 26, after pictures emerged of the bodies of two missing Methi youths allegedly killed by Kuki militants, reports NE Now News.

A large number of students gathered in Imphal and staged a demonstration to seek justice for the two students of Metti who went missing on July 6 – during the height of communal violence in the state.

Soon after internet services were restored in the northeastern state, pictures of two missing students from Manipur went viral on social media. In the photos, one shows the dead bodies of two students, while another shows them sitting in fear with two armed men in the background.

Meanwhile, the Manipur government has reportedly confirmed that the bodies are those of the two missing students. According to details, the two deceased students have been identified as one female student – Hejam Linthongambi (17) and one male student – Fajam Himjeet (20).

Looking at the timeline of the photos, Luangbi went out for a ride with the barber on his KTM bike on July 6 and has not returned since.

State Government Response:

Giving further information, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) of Manipur has informed that the case is already being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

In a press release on September 25, the CM Secretariat said, “The state police, in collaboration with central security agencies, are investigating the circumstances surrounding their disappearance and identifying the culprits who killed the two students. is actively investigating the case. The forces have also launched a search operation to nab the culprits.

“In response to this disturbing situation, the government assures the public that immediate action will be taken against all those involved in the murders of Feyjam Hemjit and Hijam Linthongambi. Those responsible for this heinous crime.”

Priyanka Gandhi said:

Criticizing the BJP-led government at the Center and Manipur, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to X to write, “More shocking news from Manipur. The worst victims of communal violence are children. We need them. Every possible effort should be made to protect. The heinous crimes being committed in Manipur are beyond words, yet they are being allowed to continue unabated. The central government should be ashamed of its inaction.

More than 175 people have been killed and hundreds injured since ethnic clashes erupted in the northeastern state on May 3, to protest against the demand for Scheduled Tribe status by the majority Meti community in the hill districts. Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized.

with agency input.

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