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Student from Manipur found dead, third in 48 hours

Ruling out any foul play in the case so far, police said, "It comes across as a case of accidental death."

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
November 21, 2014 10:22:50 pm

A 21-year-old youth from Manipur died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night in south Delhi’s Munirka area, in the third death of students from the hilly state in the city in the last 48 hours. The deceased, identified as Thangsolian (21) lived in a room on the first floor in Ber Sarai area. He worked at a private company and was doing a course in stenography at an institute at R K Puram.

“The incident came to light around 11 pm yesterday when Thangsolian was found lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the staircase by the people who lived at ground floor. He was rushed to AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead and subsequently police was informed,” said a police official.

Thangsolian had gone to watch a football match at Ambedkar stadium and had returned home after that. He had consumed alcohol with his friends after that. Prima facie it has appeared that he slipped while climbing the staircase and died due to excessive blood loss from the head injuries he sustained in the accident, police said. Police has so far ruled out any foul play in the case.

“It comes across as a case of accidental death. Also, when we recreated the sequence of events it appeared that he died due to the impact of the fall. There are blood stains on the staircase and there is no other injury on his body other than those on the head,” the official said. The body has been sent for post mortem examination and the exact cause of death will be ascertained only after that.

Further investigations are underway. Police is also questioning neighbours, friends and scanning CCTV footage of the area. On Wednesday night, a 33-year-old PhD scholar from Manipur was found brutally murdered with his neck slit with a knife in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area. Keashung Zingram Kengoo had completed his PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and had come to Delhi just a month ago and was searching for a job.

Another 23-year-old youth hailing from Manipur was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his home in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Thursday. His post mortem report revealed that he had consumed alcohol in a party on the night before his death and the cocktail of some fluids resulted in his death, said a senior police official of South District police official.

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