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Six persons including a BJP MLA’s brother, who were accused of murdering a 21-year-old college student, surrendered before the Manipur police on Friday.

The accused persons on Wednesday allegedly barged into the house N Rohit at Heirok part-II in Mayai Leikai of Thoubal district and had shot him dead. Rohit father was also injured in the attack.

The accused persons have been identified as BJP’s Thoubal MLA Thokchom Radheshyam’s younger brother Thokchom Putro Singh, Ningthoujam Panan Singh, Thokchom Sanathoi Singh, Thokchom Henrik, Laishram Biken and Khundongbam Nicky from Heirok.

The deceased’s brother, N Roshan, in his complaint filed before the police named six individuals, including Putro. In the complaint, Roshan specifically mentioned that Putro was the one who killed his younger brother and shot at his father.

Based on the complaint Police registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC.

Rohit was killed hours after a clash broke out between Congress and BJP supporters at Heirok Bazaar in which a person received bullet injuries.

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