One student of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his hostel room on Monday.

The deceased student has been identified as Sanaton Athokpam, 22, son of Tikendra of Khurai Thangjam Leikai. According to initial reports, the deceased was hanging in his room with his hands tied behind his back. There were also marks on the body which suggest a struggle and potential strangulation, the police said.

Sanaton, who was pursuing his 5th semester at RIMS, was found hanging at his hostel room ceiling fan at around 1:30 pm when four of his friends broke open the door after noticing that he did not come out of his room and was not responding to their calls.

Sanaton was rushed to RIMS casualty by the students, but, doctors pronounced him brought dead.

On receiving information of the death, OC Lamphel arrived at RIMS casualty. Moreover, IG (zone-1) Manipur Police K Jayenta and SP Imphal West Meghachandra also rushed to RIMS for inspection. They also investigated the room where he was found dead.

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