The Manipur government today said it will ensure “swift and decisive” action after photos emerged on social media showing the bodies of two students who went missing in JulyThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had been looking into this case, though the bodies of the two students are yet to be foundThe photos show the two students from the Meitei community – Hijam Linthoingambi, 17, and Phijam Hemjit, 20 – sitting at the grassy compound of what appears to be a makeshift jungle camp of an armed group Ms Linthoingambi is in a white t-shirt while Mr Hemjit, holding a backpack and in a checked shirt, looks on. Behind them, two men with guns are clearly visible
The case has sparked massive outrage across the country, with many questioning why it took so long for the police to crack the caseIn July, the two students were seen in CCTV cameras installed at shops, but they couldn’t be tracedThe investigators are likely to use advanced cyber forensics tools to make the images clearer and determine the identities of the two men visible in the background, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, requesting anonymityIt has come to the notice of the state government that the photos of two students… who have been missing since July 2023 have surfaced on social media. It may be noted that this case has already been handed over to the CBI as per the wishes of the people of the state,” the Manipur government said in a statement today
State police, in collaboration with the central security agencies, are actively investigating the case to determine the circumstances surrounding their disappearance and to identify the perpetrators who murdered the two students. The security forces have also started the search operation to nab the perpetrators,” the government saidThe government said it will take “swift and decisive action” against all those involved in the kidnapping and killing of Mr Hemjit and Ms Linthoingambi. It appealed to the public to maintain calm and let the investigators do their jobThe hills of Manipur house several camps of some 25 Kuki insurgent groups that have signed the tripartite This ethnic violence, primarily involving the hill-dwelling Kuki tribes and the valley-residing Meiteis, erupted on May 3rd, following protests by
suspension of operations (SoO) agreement with the centre, state and the military. The Kukis have alleged valley-based militias of attacking them, while the Meiteis have accused the Kuki insurgents of violating the SoO agreement by openly fighting with sophisticated weapons Ethnic violence between the hill-majority Kuki tribes and the valley-majority Meiteis began on May 3, following a protest by the Kukis over the Meiteis’ demand for Scheduled Tribes (ST) status. Over 180 have died and thousands have been internally displaced Images reveal Meitei community students, Hijam Linthoingambi (17) and Phijam Hemjit (20), seated at a makeshift jungle camp of an armed group The haunting photographs reveal Ms.
In a shocking and deeply disturbing incident in Manipur, two missing students, Hijam Linthoingambi, aged 17, and Phijam Hemjit, aged 20, both belonging to the Meitei community, were tragically discovered dead in photographs that recently surfaced on social media. The images, which have sent shockwaves across the nation, depict a grim scene: the two young individuals seated in the grassy compound of what appears to be a makeshift jungle camp, with two armed men ominously positioned behind them.The disappearance of these two students, who went missing in July, has been the subject of intense scrutiny and investigation. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had taken charge of the case, but as of now, their bodies have not been recovered