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Armed assailants shoot dead BJP leader, police arrested one

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Jan 24:

Unknown armed assailants shot dead the Convenor of BJP Manipur Pradesh ex-servicemen at around 11 am today.
First-hand report said that the 57 years old Laishram Rameshwar Singh was shot by some armed assailant coming in an SUV car by entering his own residence located at Thoubal Kshetri Leikai in Thoubal district. He was reportedly hit by two bullets in his chest and stomach area. The assailants immediately escaped the scene after shooting him. Family and relatives of the BJP leader rushed him to Raj Medicity Hospital but succumbed to injury after reaching the hospital. The doctors at Raj Medicity declared him brought dead.
In connection with the killing Thoubal district police started an investigation and arrested the driver of the vehicle which the armed assailants used. A source close to the police said that the shooter who killed the Convenor of the BJP Manipur Pradesh Ex-Servicemen has been identified as Haobam Keshorjit of Haobam Marak in Imphal West, as revealed by the driver. The police teams are on the hunt for the criminal.
Meanwhile, the dead body has been deposited at JNIMS Mortuary for post-mortem.
On the other hand, BJP Manipur Pradesh has strongly condemned the shooting of its leader Laishram Rameshwar Singh terming it as an act of a coward. The party assured to push all pressure on the government for the speedy arrest of the culprit involved in the killing of its member.
Source added that the post-mortem of the deceased will be conducted today and floral tribute will be paid to the mortal remains at BJP Manipur Pradesh head office.

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