Two Wangoi students hospitalised after police mock bombs injured them

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IMPHAL, September 5: At least two students of the Wangoi Higher Secondary School were injured when police fired mock bomb on a group of agitating students this afternoon along the Mayai Lambi road.

The students were demanding appointment of lecturers.

The injured have been identified as one Wahengbam Johny Singh, son of W Shanti Singh of Wangoi Wahengbam Leikai, XI science and Yumnam Singhajit Singh of Yumnam Huidrom, XII science

Sources said that the incident took place around 12.30 pm.

A group of the agitating students of the Wangoi Higher Secondary School today came out on the street and tried to block the Mayai Lambi road with regards to their demand.

But, the police foiled their attempt and herded them inside the school campus. Subsequently, the students went on rampage of dismantling properties of the school. Owing to the action, the police resorted to firing of mock bomb within the campus injuring them severely.

They were rushed to CHC Wangoi however they were referred to RIMS following the seriousness of their injuries.

It may be noted that the students have been demanding to fill in three vacant posts lecturer (Botany, Geography and Physics).

With regards to this on June 4, 2014 the students submitted a written application to the education directorate. The same copy was submitted to the concerned MLA, ZEO Wangoi. At the same time, on June 3 they also met the director. However, the demand was not materialised till date.

Enraged over the indifferent attitude of the Government the students started their protest since yesterday.

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