A 33-year-old PhD scholar from Manipur was found murdered with his neck slashed at his home in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area on Wednesday night.
The deceased, identified as Zingram Kengo, was from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He had come to Delhi just months ago and was living in Kotla Mubarakpur in a rented accommodation.
“The body was found last night in a pool of blood on the mat by his landlord’s brother around 9:30 pm. Police were informed at 10 pm following which a team was rushed to the spot,” said a police official.
Crime and forensic teams visited the spot and collected evidence. The body has been sent for postmortem and his family has been informed.
“Prima facie, it does not appear linked to robbery. We are investigating the case from all possible angles,” he said. A case of murder has been registered and further investigation is on, police said.
Meanwhile, in Bangalore, another Manipuri student was beaten up by three men near the Byrathi Cross in Kothanur.
The victim, 21-year-old Samuel, a Bachelor of Arts student, said in his police complaint that the three men beat him up after he tried to run interference when they were trying to harass a girl. Samuel has sustained head injuries.