Organisations rise up over Sanaton issue

Imphal: Demanding justice for Sanaton Athokpam, a medical student of RIMS who was found dead hanging at his hostel room, joint local bodies of Khurai area staged sit-in, marched a ‘democratic’ rally and formed human chain at Soibam Leikai road, JNIMS crossing, Imphal East on Wednesday.

Convenor of ‘Justice for Sanaton Athokpam, Khurai Thangjam Leikai’, Moirangthem Loyalakpa in a press statement issued by mentioned that 15 days have passed, however, no positive response has been made from the state government.

The joint committee which was formed in connection with the incident of the mysterious death the medical student served an ultimatum of 8 days since March 15, it added.
No person from the medical students’ union of RIMS and authority of the hospital has come to take part in mourn for Sanaton, it added.

The present government is not transparent in the investigation as 15 days has passed, it alleged.

Decrying the incident and ‘delay in investigation’ locals of Khurai Ahonggei Meira Paibi Lup, Khurai Ahongei Thangjam Leikai Nupi Lup (Khurai Thangja Leikai and Khurai Thoudam Leikai), Khurai Thangjam Leikai Apunba Nupi Lup, Wangkhei Khunou Meira Paibi, Soibam Leikai Meira Paibi, Eastern Educational Club, Khurai Ahonggei and Citizens’ Club, Soibam Leikai Wangkhei Khunou staged sit-in supporting the movement of ‘Justice for Sanaton Athokpam’.

They demanded immediate report of the investigation. The state government should bear the consequences if failed to give justice immediately, they cautioned.

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