CBI arrests ‘mastermind’ in 2 students murder case

Imphal: The CBI has arrested a 22-year-old man, suspected to be the mastermind behind the case of two missing Manipuri students who were believed to have been murdered, officials said on Friday.

Phijam Hemanjit, 20, and Hijam Linthoingambi, 17, had gone missing on July 6. Pictures showing their bodies surfaced on social media on September 25.

A special team of the CBI arrested Paolunmang from Pune on Wednesday and took him to Guwahati to be produced before a court.

The special court has sent him to the CBI custody till October 16, according to the officials.

The central agency had arrested two men and two women, on October 1 from Churachandpur of Manipur in connection to the missing students.

The information has been published by national newshouses.

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