Meghalaya CM demands CBI inquiry into NE students’ deaths

Sangma and his cabinet joined hundreds of students and concerned citizens in the candlelight vigil.

Written by Agencies | Shillong | Published: May 3, 2012 8:35 pm

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today demanded a CBI probe into the death of two students from North East in Haryana and Karnataka.

“I have put a word to both the chief ministers officially in a letter to take necessary steps for handing over the cases to the CBI and communicate their willingness accordingly,” Mukul told a gathering who converged at Khyndailad in a candle light vigil to mourn the death of the two students.

Manipuri youth Richard Loitam was allegedly killed at his hostel in Bangalore,while Dana Silva M Sangma committed suicide due to alleged “discrimination” by the her university authorities in Gurgaon.

Sangma and his cabinet colleagues joined hundreds of students and concerned citizens in the candlelight vigil organised by the Shillong Press Club and I-CARE,a local NGO.

The Chief Minister said the response of his counterparts in both the states “will go a long way in reflecting the sensitivity of their governments”.

He said,”There must be a law enacted for the whole country to ensure that safety and security of students are taken into consideration and to regulate these universities.”

Chief Minister said mandating such a law through legislation will go a long way in creating an environment which will be a win-win situation for both the students and the institutions.

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