Another Manipuri dies in Bangalore

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IMPHAL, May 4: Even as students continue to rally for justice in the Loitam Richard’s murder in Bangalore, another engineering student from Manipur dies in mysterious circumstances early this morning.

The deceased has been identified as Jackio Heisnam, a second year student of Mechanical Engineering in Bangalore Institute of Engineering in Chandapura Taluka in Bangalore district.

According to reports received here in Imphal, Jackio had a heated argument with his 19-year-old girl friend Sarah also from Manipur last night.

Talking to IFP Jakio’s father H Chaoba of Thangmeiband Polem Leikai stated that his son was not the type to commit suicide over such trivial matters.

Jakio is the second of three brothers. Chaoba further stated that his son’s death is has yet to be established as suicidal and after the pending post mortem reports, the family will act accordingly.

“We want a representative of the state home department to inquire into the matter and the fact be established”, he said.

Meanwhile, an IFS officer posted in Bangalore as a Liaison Officer of Manipur government V Ramakanth said, he visited the mortuary to make sure that proper care is being taken and the necessary investigations are underway.

Preliminary enquiry by the police suspects a love angle to the drastic action by Jackio Heishnam.

The liaison officer requested Sunil Kumar, IPS, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Bangalore to record the post mortem on video. Later, Shri Sunil Kumar confirmed that as per the request, the postmortem has been video graphed.

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