On social media, there are pictures of two Manipuri students who have been missing since July 6. The images appear to be from before and after their deaths.
Two armed guys can be seen standing behind the two students in one of the photographs, which shows them sitting on a grassy area. The bodies of the two students are visible in another image that is going around on social media.
After the pictures surfaced online, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured the people that swift and decisive action would be taken against all those involved in the kidnapping and killing of the students.
“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.
The case has already been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“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.