President of Haokip Students’ Organisation (HSO), Letkholal Haokip (37) was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Imphal West district, police said today.
The student leader was shot near the gate of his residence by the armed miscreants last night. He was rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the police said.
Haokip originally hailed from Khoken village in Kangpokpi district.
Police registered a case at Lamphel police station and are investigating the matter, the sources added.
In another incident, a self styled ‘lieutenant’ of the banned outfit United National Liberation Front (UNLF) was apprehended by police commandos on Thursday night.
In a press statement issued by the police, the apprehended cadre has been identified as Narungbam Prameshwar Singh.
The 42-year-old was apprehended from Yaiskul Police Lane in Imphal during frisking, following a tip off.