Manipur CM to discuss safety of state's youth in Delhi and NCR
Imphal: At least three Manipuri youths, including a woman, have gone missing or have died in Delhi and the NCR in the past few days and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was to take up the case of one of them with his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath.
Biren Singh was to meet Adityanath on the sidelines of the Bharatiya Janata Party's ongoing National Executive meet in New Delhi to discuss the controversial disappearance of Parvash Chanam who had come to Delhi to attend a music concert in the National Capital Region.
Chanam's elder brother claims that her been missing since the concert in Greater Noida and lodged a missing person's report with a local police station. However, there were reports that Chanam's body with brutal injury marks was cremated as unclaimed.
Students and other activists here have been demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into it. Biren Singh said that he would request his Uttar Pradesh counterpart to hand over the case to the CBI in view of the growing agitation.
On Monday, there was a sit-in protest in Imphal demanding whereabouts of Bittoo Taorem from Imphal. He had gone to Vasant Kunj in Delhi with his mother for treatment and has been missing since September 13.
The protesters said the agitation will be intensified if his whereabouts are not known by September 28.
Also, in an another recent incident, a tribal girl from Manipur travelling in an autorickshaw in Delhi fell out of the vehicle while fighting off some thieves who tried to snatch her bag. She subsequently succumbed to her injuries a few days ago.
Meanwhile, protests in Delhi and Imphal over these deaths seemed to have no impact.
Congress MLA Joykishan Khumukcham told IANS on Monday that the Central government does not take seriously the deaths of persons from the northeast. "There is growing fear that some of them might have been victims of organ theft," he alleged.