Tue, 24 Jan 2023 05:46 PM IST | Source: IANS
BJP leader L Rameshwor Singh was shot dead by two armed assailants near his residence in Thoubal district of Manipur. According to district police, they fired two bullets at the BJP leader.
The state unit of the party condemned the act and sought justice. Reacting to the incident, BJP Manipur tweeted, "Anguished to learn about the murder of L Rameshwor Singh, State Convenor of Ex-Servicemen Cell. We strongly condemned this inhumane act. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be brought to justice and punished accordingly."
Singh, 50, the convener of the state ex-servicemen cell of the ruling BJP, was standing near the gate of his house when the gunmen, came in a car, fired at him and then fled. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he succumbed to his bullet injuries.
The slain BJP leader's body was brought to the BJP state office in Imphal after post mortem examination and party leaders, including Chief Minister N Biren Singh, paid floral tributes, and strongly condemned the "cowardly killing".
Police have tracked down the car, and its driver reportedly disclosed the details of the assailants. Search operations are on to arrest the killers.