IMPHAL, Mar 22: Five young men, including the son of Manipur sports minister N Biren Singh, were arrested on Monday, a day after cops began a hunt for them in connection with the murder of a student in Imphal West district.
Irom Roger (21), a standard XII student studying in Bangalore, was driving a car near Imphal airport on Sunday when unidentified persons in a jeep overtook Roger and shot him. He died on the way to hospital.
According to police, the sports minister’s son, Nongthombam Ajay Meetei (27), and four others surrendered to police on Sunday. A pistol with six bullets and the jeep were seized. Cops gave no motive for the crime.
The arrests came after residents locals formed a joint action committee to protest against the killing and submitted a memorandum to chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
Senior opposition MLA O Joy (Manipur People’s Party) raised the issue in the assembly during zero hour on Monday demanding a proper investigation into the incident.
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