Two arrested for murder of chief of Manipur-based outfit

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New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) The Delhi Police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of Khuplam Hangshingh, the self styled chief of Manipur-based rebel outfit, Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), police said today.

Malkit Singh was arrested by a team of Special Cell of the Delhi Police from Jallandhar on December 21. On his disclosure, another accused Whengdam D Meiti was arrested from Chandigarh, police added.

Thangkeng Hangshingh, 35, died under mysterious circumstances at his brother's rented accommodation in Hari Nagar Ashram in West Delhi on November 11.

Interrogation of the two accused revealed that the murder of K Hangsing was committed at the behest of the members of the banned Manipur terrorist outfit United National Liberation Front (UNLF) for an ongoing financial dispute with the deceased. The murder was committed by at least ten people.

One person, Tombi Singh, a member of UNLF and cousin of accused Whengdam D Meiti, masterminded the whole conspiracy.

Investigation revealed that Malkit, on his way from Hazaribagh to Chandigarh, was approached by Whengdam D Meiti to help his elder brother Tombi Singh to take revenge from another Manipuri on consideration.

Malkit and Whengdam D Meiti told the police that they along with their associates went to Hari Nagar Ashram on November 11 and after entering the third floor flat of the house, tied the hands and legs of the four opccupants. After ascertaining the identity of Khuplam Hangsing, the assailants took him to another room where they hammered him to death.

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