IMPHAL, March 18 - All shops owned by non-Manipuris in Thangal bazaar here remained closed on Saturday in protest against the killing of a youth in Imphal East.
Ajay Kumar Sahu, 24, was found shot death yesterday on a road side near Langol village under Lamphel Police Station. The deceased, a pan shop owner, was originally from Bihar.
A joint action committee (JAC) organised a sit-in protest demanding justice in the killing of the youth. The JAC president Sitaram Sahu told media, �We want the government to give compensation of Rs 20 lakh and a government job to the next of kin.� �Culprits should be brought to book within three days. The body now lying in the mortuary will not be claimed until the the government fulfills all demands,� Sitaram demanded.