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Robert�s death evokes protests in Manipur

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IMPHAL, April 30 � The death of a 21-year-old Manipuri student in Bangalore has evoked widespread protests.

Richard Loitam, a first year student of Architecture at the Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore was found dead in his hostel room. The student was alleged to have died of cerebral haemorrhage from a severe head injury on April 17 last.

Demanding justice, a candle light vigil was observed at the student�s birth place in Uripok Yambem Leikai in Imphal yesterday.

Popular folk singer Rewben Mashangva and Dr N Haraba of Fringes performed a couple of protest songs in the presence of the family members, friends and others looking for justice at the vigil.

Demanding booking of the culprits immediately, the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights-South, in a letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka DV Sadananda Gowda, said that the Acharya NRV School of Architecture in Bangalore and its officials be held accountable for its role in hindering and impeding the case.

Manipur Home Minister G Gaikhangam had also written a letter to his Karnataka counterpart while the State DGP R Baral also separately spoke to senior Karnataka police officials seeking a proper enquiry into the matter.

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Robert�s death evokes protests in Manipur

IMPHAL, April 30 � The death of a 21-year-old Manipuri student in Bangalore has evoked widespread protests.

Richard Loitam, a first year student of Architecture at the Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore was found dead in his hostel room. The student was alleged to have died of cerebral haemorrhage from a severe head injury on April 17 last.

Demanding justice, a candle light vigil was observed at the student�s birth place in Uripok Yambem Leikai in Imphal yesterday.

Popular folk singer Rewben Mashangva and Dr N Haraba of Fringes performed a couple of protest songs in the presence of the family members, friends and others looking for justice at the vigil.

Demanding booking of the culprits immediately, the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights-South, in a letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka DV Sadananda Gowda, said that the Acharya NRV School of Architecture in Bangalore and its officials be held accountable for its role in hindering and impeding the case.

Manipur Home Minister G Gaikhangam had also written a letter to his Karnataka counterpart while the State DGP R Baral also separately spoke to senior Karnataka police officials seeking a proper enquiry into the matter.

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