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Protests over Manipur student�s death

By The Assam Tribune
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BANGALORE/DELHI, April 29 � As the death of a 19-year-old Manipuri student under suspicious circumstances in his college hostel in Bangalore sparked protests demanding justice for him amid allegations that he was a victim of an assault by his seniors, two students were today suspended from the hostel, reports PTI

The two students, whose names were not divulged, were suspected to have been involved in the incident and had only been suspended from the hostel and not the college, officials of the Acharya NRV School of Architecture said.

They said further action would be initiated against them after completion of the investgitaion. Police, who have been informed about the suspension, directed the two not to leave the city till probe was over.

Loitam, a second semester student of the college, was found dead on his hostel bed on the afternoon of April 18.

While the police have described Loitam�s death as the result of a two-wheeler accident he had met with two days earlier, friends of the victim insist that he died due to injuries he suffered on being severely assaulted by seniors at college on April 17.

Disappointed with police�s handling of the case, students and activists staged protests at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and at Town Hall in Bangalore.

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Protests over Manipur student�s death

BANGALORE/DELHI, April 29 � As the death of a 19-year-old Manipuri student under suspicious circumstances in his college hostel in Bangalore sparked protests demanding justice for him amid allegations that he was a victim of an assault by his seniors, two students were today suspended from the hostel, reports PTI

The two students, whose names were not divulged, were suspected to have been involved in the incident and had only been suspended from the hostel and not the college, officials of the Acharya NRV School of Architecture said.

They said further action would be initiated against them after completion of the investgitaion. Police, who have been informed about the suspension, directed the two not to leave the city till probe was over.

Loitam, a second semester student of the college, was found dead on his hostel bed on the afternoon of April 18.

While the police have described Loitam�s death as the result of a two-wheeler accident he had met with two days earlier, friends of the victim insist that he died due to injuries he suffered on being severely assaulted by seniors at college on April 17.

Disappointed with police�s handling of the case, students and activists staged protests at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and at Town Hall in Bangalore.

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