After two teenagers, including a student of Don Bosco High School, Langjing, went missing on Sunday under suspicious circumstances students of the school staged a sit-in protest in front of the school on Tuesday, demanding safe release of the two teenagers who are feared abducted.
The two teenagers, namely Avinash Maibam alias Khaba, 16, son of M Hemanta and Ningthoujam Anthony alias Temba, 19, son of late N Sunder both from Akham Awang Leikai under Lamshang Police Station went on a two wheeler (Jawa motorcycle) bearing registration number MN01AN-3387 to take part in a ceremony at Koubru temple in Sekmai before they went missing.
Avinash Maibam is a student of class X at Don Bosco High School, Langjang, Imphal West.
Demanding the safe release of Avinash and his companion Anthony, students of Don Bosco High School, Langjing staged a sit-in protest in front of the school.
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One of the students told the media, “the students of the school are staging demonstrations against the unfortunate act of arresting or kidnapping one of our fellow students.” It is long since students lost peace and tranquility with the unrest in Manipur, he said.
The students appealed to the authorities concerned to release Avinash along with his companion as soon as possible. “May peace and tranquility prevail in the state,” said the student.
The students demonstrated with placards that read ‘stop kidnapping of students’, ‘save the life of innocent people’, ‘release Avinash Maibam and Anthony’ and others.
The mobile phones of the two missing teenagers were found near a petrol pump, as per sources. One of the mobile phones was switched off and the other was in silent mode. The phones were found just 2-3 kms from Taphou Kuki, as per reports.
Despite the search operations launched at Khengjang, Langnom and Gampiphai under Sapermeina Police Station, Kangpokpi district, the whereabouts of the two missing teenagers is yet to be traced.