Imphal: Six police personnel have been suspended in Manipur in connection with the killing of a class XI student during a confrontation with the police at a rally demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit system on July 8 last.
The suspension order was issued yesterday by the Superintendent of Police, Imphal East district, Kamei Angam Romanus, a police officer said.
The suspended police constables are Lisham Soven Singh, Loukham Tiken Singh, Md Radikafoor, Nongthongbam Sunil Singh, Mutum Guneshwar Singh and K Starson Tarao.
Meanwhile, the body of the student, Sapam Roninhood was lying at the mortuary of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal East district since July 8 last.
No one has claimed it for performing the last rites nor has customary proceedings done about disposal of the body, the police said.
It was a month-long pending demand of the students wing of JCILPS and JCILPS to take action against the police personnel who were involved in the student's death.
Sapam Robin Hood of Anand Singh Higher Secondary School was hit on the face by tear gas shells lobbed by the police to quell a protest in support of the movement on July 8 last.
He was rushed to the hospital where the boy succumbed to the injuries after which curfew was imposed in Greater Imphal area.
Sapam was among a large number of students from leading schools of Imphal who joined the protesters to demand the introduction of a bill in the assembly session, for Inner Line Permit system in the state.