Confronting criticism over the killing of two students, CM Brin Singh said – the culprits will be caught soon.

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According to the Manipur Police, preliminary investigations have revealed that the two students might have run away on July 6 but while escaping, they got stuck in a community-dominated area after which they were allegedly abducted and killed.

As tension rose in Manipur over the killing of two students, Chief Minister N Baran Singh on Saturday assured people that the culprits would be nabbed soon. He said that we will definitely catch the culprits. Everything will be fine soon. Massive protests have erupted in the northeastern state, particularly Imphal, after pictures of the bodies of two students surfaced online earlier this week. In view of the protests, the state government has again banned mobile internet services till October 1.

According to the Manipur Police, preliminary investigations have revealed that the two students might have run away on July 6 but while escaping, they got stuck in a community-dominated area after which they were allegedly abducted and killed. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now probing the case. Meanwhile, senior officers of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) held a meeting at the Manipur Police Headquarters in Imphal to discuss the law and order situation in the state. During the meeting, the authorities were informed about the unfortunate injuries of students as well as security personnel.

Attempt to attack the residence of the Chief Minister of Manipur

Amid the tension, a protesting mob attempted to storm the Manipur Chief Minister’s ancestral home in Imphal on Thursday night. According to the police, the security forces fired several rounds of tear gas to stop and disperse the crowd. Caste violence in Manipur first erupted on May 3 when clashes erupted during a ‘tribal solidarity march’ protesting the demand for Scheduled Tribe status by the majority Metis community.

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