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Manipur Violence: CBI Arrests 5th Accused In Alleged Abduction And Murder Case Of 2 Meitei Students

Previously four suspects, two men and two women, were apprehended on October 1 in connection with the similar case by the Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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As the latest development, a 22-year-old man has been apprehended by the Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged abduction and murder of the two Meitei students in Manipur, who had gone missing since July 6. This is reportedly the fifth arrest in the case.

According to the officials, the 22-year-old man Paolun Mang was arrested on Wednesday from Pune in Maharashtra and produced before a CBI court, which sent him to police custody until October 16.

“Mang’s role was prominent behind the abduction and murder of the two students. He is being questioned based on the interrogation of the four people who were arrested before,” said a CBI official, who asked not to be named.

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Earlier, the CBI-led security forces team arrested two men and two women on October 1 by thein connection with similar case.

The ongoing investigation so far has revealed that the boy, Phijam Hemanjit Singh (20) of Takyel and girl Luwangbi Linthoingambi Hijam (17) of Tera, were allegedly abducted by Kuki militants in Laimaton on July 6.

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