Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets at Khurai Lamlong Market in Imphal East district on Saturday, demanding justice for a 22-year-old MBBS student who had died under mysterious circumstances.

Sanaton Athokpam, an MBBS 5th semester student, was found hanging inside his hostel room at the Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here on March 15.

Alleging that it was a murder case, family, relatives and locals of Khurai area of Imphal East district have staged protests, demanding the Manipur government to initiate a probe.

Hundreds of residents of Khurai and its surrounding areas thronged the market area and staged demonstrations.

The streets wear a deserted look after shops and business centres were forced to down their shutters.

Earlier, the protested had demanded that the investigation be conducted by an independent agency like the CBI.

Convener of the ‘Justice for Sanaton Athokpam’, Moirangthem Loyalakpa had alleged that even as the necessary post-mortem was conducted on the lifeless body of the student on March 16, the report detailing the nature of the death has not been released yet.

Avatar photo


Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: