The last rites of Heisnam Jiten Singh who was shot dead by suspected Kuki armed militants at the Manipur Police Memorial Complex and Monumental pillar was conducted inside the premises of the 1st Manipur Rifles campus on Friday.
Heisnam Jiten Singh was a rifleman in Manipur Rifles attached at Manipur Commando. He was killed during an intense gunfight between commando police personnel and suspected Kuki Armed Militants at Tronglaobi, Bishnupur district on Thursday while five other commando personnel received bullet injuries.
The mortal remains of Jiten, after performing autopsy at RIMS mortuary, was shifted to the Manipur Police Memorial Complex and Monumental pillar.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh; Works Minister K Govindas; Water Resource Minister Awangbow Newmai, MLA Th Arunkumar, MLA Khuraijam Loken Singh; and MLA Sapam Kunjakeswor alias Keba Singh were seen attending the last rites of late Jiten.
Floral tributes were paid to the mortal remains of Jiten by chief minister, ministers, MLAs and was followed by high ranking police officials which was followed by a gun salute. Later, the mortal remains of Jiten was cremated at Thanga Heisnam, Bishnupur district on the same day.
Chief minister, minister and MLAs did not give any comment regarding the dead of Jiten to media personnel.
Meanwhile, in connection with the death of Heisnam Jiten Singh on Thursday, firing by suspected UG groups under SoO at Tronglaobi in Bishnupur district, a JAC was formed on Thursday itself and had raised a charter of demands to the state government.
The demands include announcement of SoO militant groups as terrorist and taking action against them as per the law, rewarding if ex-gratia to the deceased family and providing of a government job to a dependent of the deceased.
Failure to fulfil the demand of the JAC will invite intensive forms of protest by joining hands with the general public, the JAC said.
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