Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh has assured the public that swift and decisive action will be taken against all those involved in the kidnapping and killing of Phijam Hemjit and Hijam Linthoingambi.
The assurance came following pictures of the two youths lying death on social media on Monday.
It has come to the notice of the state government that the photos of two students, Phijam Hemjit, 20, and Hijam Linthoingambi, 17, who have been missing since July, 2023 have surfaced on social media, said a statement released by the chief minister’s secretariat.
It may be noted that this case has already been handed over to the CBI as per the wishes of the people of the state.
State police, in collaboration with the central security agencies, are actively investigating the case to determine the circumstances surrounding their disappearance and to identify the perpetrators who murdered the two students. The security forces have also started the search operation to nab the perpetrators, the statement said.
“In response to this distressing situation, the government assures the public that swift and decisive action will be taken against all those involved in the kidnapping and killing of Phijam Hemjit and Hijam Linthoingambi. The government is committed to ensuring justice prevails and will impose severe punishment on any perpetrators found responsible for this heinous crime.”
The government encourages the public to exercise restraint and to let the authorities handle the investigation, the chief minister’s secretariat said.