GUWAHATI: Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey made an empathetic visit to the families of two youths who tragically lost their lives after reportedly being kidnapped, an incident that has sparked violent protests in the state.
The governor personally met with the bereaved families of the two students at their residences in Imphal West district on Friday, as stated by the Raj Bhavan in an official release.
“The governor offered solace to the grieving parents and provided water to the mothers who had been on a prolonged fast,” the Raj Bhavan statement noted.
Expressing profound sorrow and offering condolences to the affected families, Governor Uikey assured them that the law would take its course, and those responsible for the tragedy would face appropriate legal action.
During her visit, the governor was apprised by local residents about allegations of excessive use of force by security personnel against protesting students, who were demanding justice for the slain youths.
A special team from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is presently investigating the tragic deaths of the two Meitei students.
Speaking to the press, Governor Uikey appealed to all parents to counsel their children in favour of peaceful forms of protest and urged them “not to resort to unlawful actions”, highlighting the “long-lasting repercussions of such actions on their futures”.
Later in the evening, Governor Uikey visited injured students who had participated in the protests and met with their parents at Shija Hospital in Langol. She extended financial assistance to the affected families, wishing the injured students a swift recovery and guaranteeing them the necessary medical support.