BJP leader is assassinated in Manipur; main suspect turns himself up

BJP leader is assassinated in Manipur; main suspect turns himself up

Tuesday saw the murder of a BJP leader in Manipur's Thoubal district; as a result, the main suspect turned himself in to the police, and another person was taken into custody, according to a senior official.

According to Thoubal Superintendent of Police Haobijam Jogeshchandra, Laishram Rameshwor Singh, the convenor of the ex-servicemen cell of the saffron party's state unit, was shot and killed early on at the gates of his home in the Kshetri Leikai neighborhood.

Around 11 am, two individuals arrived in a vehicle without a license plate and fired at Singh closely, according to him.

The 50-year-old guy was shot in the chest and transferred to a private hospital, where he passed away from his wounds.

Naorem Ricky Pointing Singh, the driver of the car, was detained hours after the event, Jogeshchandra informed the media.

The motorist, who is from Keinou in the Bishnupur district, was stopped in the Imphal West district's Haobam Marak neighborhood.

Ayekpam Keshorjit, 46, was the main suspect, and police started a large search for him. They asked for him to turn himself in and warned others not to hide him.

After then, the main suspect turned himself in to the police at the Commando Complex in the Imphal West district. He is a native of Haobam Marak. He was found in possession of a licensed.32 caliber handgun, two magazines, and nine ammunition.

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He said that a 32 caliber bullet was also removed from the scene.

The SP said that Naorem Ricky Pointing Singh was operating the car when Ayekpam Keshorjit started shooting at the BJP leader.

When questioned about the murder's motivation, he said that further research is being done.

"We strongly condemn this barbaric conduct," said Ch Chidananda Singh, deputy president of the BJP state unit, to PTI. The perpetrators should face harsh punishment.