Manipur student was murdered, case registered
Noida: The Noida police on Saturday registered a case of murder against unidentified persons for the death of Manipur-based student Pravish Chanam (22).
Investigations revealed that Pravish did not disappear mysteriously, but was rushed to the district hospital by the event organiser of the concert when his condition deteriorated that night. Dr Amit, who was deployed at the Expo Mart that night, said Pravish had consumed liquor and was found unconscious at 9.30pm. “We immediately sent him to the district hospital,” he added.
In the hospital, he was registered as ‘unknown’ since he was not able to state his name.
The victim was administered medicines and showed restlessness at frequent intervals. At 6.30 am on September 9, Pravish fled the hospital premises. However, around 5pm his body was found near a car market in Nithari village. Police are investigating what transpired in those10 hours between the time he fled the hospital till he was found dead.
Phanjoubam Linthoingambi, Pravish’s cousin said that according to the autopsy report, the cause of death was shock and haemorrhage due to head injury. “He also had multiple abraded contusions and swelling on his body. This clearly showed that there was criminal intent behind his death,” he said.
Cops again visited the spot where the body was found. “Locals confirmed that they had seen the boy in the afternoon. A rickshaw-puller said that when they asked the boy about his condition, he said a Royal Enfield bullet had hit him,” said SSP Love Kumar said.
Kumar said the accident may have led to the injury resulting in Pravish’s death.