Former Manipur Minister seeks justice for Richard Loitam

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Bangalore, May 9, 2012: The Hindu

He(Narasingh, Former Minister, Manipur and CPI state secretary, Manipur ) submits memorandum to Chief Minister on behalf of student’s father

Loitam Rajeshkumar, the father of Manipuri student Richard Loitam, who died on April 17 under mysterious circumstances in Bangalore, has appealed to the Karnataka government to order a CBI probe into the matter and arrest the culprits.

A memorandum in this regard was submitted to Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Monday through M. Narasingh, the former Art and Culture Minister of Manipur.

A student of Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture, 19-year-old Richard died in his sleep on April 17.

While Richard’s family and friends alleged that he was beaten to death by two of his seniors, the police have maintained that the boy died of injuries he sustained in a road accident two days before his death, and registered a case of unnatural death. However, following public outcry and an opinion among forensic experts that the boy could have been beaten to death by more than two students (based on the nature of wounds sustained), the police have now registered a case of murder. However, no arrests have been made.

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