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Manipur: Prime accused in killing of BJP leader surrenders before police

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Imphal, Jan 25: The prime accused in the killing of the Manipur BJP leader has surrendered before the police in Imphal on Tuesday evening. The accused has been identified as Ayekpam Keshorjit, a resident of Haobam Marak Irom Leikai, who surrendered before Imphal West district police station.

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On Tuesday, Manipur BJP leader Laishram Rameswor Singh was shot dead by some armed miscreants near his house at Khetri Leikai in Manipur’s Thoubal district.

“The miscreants, who shot dead the Manipur BJP leader came in a white XUV without number plate and escaped from the site after committing the crime,” said a police official.

According to reports, Singh was immediately rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his bullet injuries. Rameswor, a retired army man and also a member of RSS, was immediately rushed to the Raj Medicity in Imphal where he was declared brought dead.

The 50-year-old Singh was the convenor of the state ex-servicemen cell of the ruling BJP in Manipur.

According to police, the accused deposited a .32 licensed pistol with two magazines and .32 caliber bullets and one mobile handset.

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