Mobile internet services suspended again in Manipur.Imphal (Manipur):
Mobile internet services have been re-suspended in Manipur amid protests over the brutal murder of two minors. The ban will remain in effect till Sunday. The state government had recently lifted the ban on internet service, which has been in force for five months following violent incidents between two tribes. More than 175 people have been killed in clashes between the Maitei and Kuki communities in the northeastern state. While hundreds of people are injured.
Earlier, hundreds of students took to the streets in the capital Imphal on Tuesday to protest against the brutal murder of two minor students. They tried to march towards Chief Minister N Biren Singh's residence, following which security forces fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. Many students were injured in this chaos.
After a nearly five-month ban, pictures of the bodies of two students went viral on social media when mobile internet was restored in the state, triggering an uproar.
Sources said that allegations of rape before the murder of the minor are also being investigated. In July, the two were seen in CCTV footage, but could not be traced at that time.
The parents of the young boy spoke to NDTV and condemned the inhuman killings. He did not harm anyone. They were just walking around. Brutal murder is inhuman."
The two children were believed to have been kidnapped when they were riding a bike after the curfew (imposed due to ethnic violence) was relaxed. The case sparked outrage and many questioned why the police were not able to trace the killers.
Meanwhile, the Manipur government has asked people to exercise restraint and allow authorities to investigate the abduction and murder of the duo. In a statement issued by Chief Minister N Biren Singh's secretariat late Monday night, the state government said the case has already been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)