Guv visits families of 2 missing students, injured students

Imphal: Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey on Friday visited the families of two students – Hijam Linthoingambi, 17, and Phijam Hemanjit, 20, who were presumed killed after their photographs surfaced on social media on September 25.

The governor consoled the parents of the two students and gave water to the mothers who were on fast for many days.

She expressed her sorrow and pain and shared her condolences to the bereaved families. She said that she understands the sentiments of the people and informed that CBI enquiry is already initiated in this regard and assured that action will be taken against the perpetrators as per the law.

She was informed by the local people on the extensive use of force by the security personnel towards the students in the recent agitations by the students against the killing of two youths.

Governor shared her grief for all those students who were injured during the agitation.

Briefing the reporters, Uikey appealed to all the parents to advise the students for peaceful forms of agitation and not to take law in their hands as injuries from such agitations will have a lasting impact on the future of the students.

Uikey visited the injured students who have sustained serious, minor injuries during agitation and met their parents at Shija Hospital, Langol and handed over some financial assistance.

She wished them speedy recovery and assured required medical assistance.

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