Laishram Rameshwor Singh
BJP leader Laishram Rameshwor Singh is the general secretary of Manipur BJP's ex-servicemen cell

Imphal: Manipur BJP leader Laishram Rameshwor Singh, 50, was reportedly shot dead by unknown miscreants at his residence in Thoubal district on Tuesday morning.

According to police sources, the incident took place between 10:20 and 11:30 am when unknown armed assailants entered Rameshwor’s house in Thoubal Kshetri Leikai and attacked him.

Rameshwor, the general secretary of Manipur BJP’s ex-servicemen cell, was rushed to Raj Medicity Hospital in Imphal in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his chest. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital at the hospital at 1 pm on Tuesday.

Rameshwor had retired from the Indian Army and was a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

As per eyewitnesses, the unknown persons who shot at Rameshwor came in a white XUV without a number plate and escaped from the site. So far, no person or organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Strongly condemning the act, a statement issued by BJP Manipur said: “Anguished to read about the murder of L. Rameshwor Singh, State Convenor of Ex-Servicemen Cell. We strongly condemn the inhumane act. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be brought to justice & punished accordingly. We have lost a dedicated karyakarta.”

The police have launched an investigation to apprehend the culprits.

This is a developing story.

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