A 33-year-old Manipuri student was found dead at his Delhi residence at 9:30pm on Wednesday, while another was attacked in Bengaluru on the same night.
LT Zingran Kengoo, a PhD scholar, was found "in a pool of blood" by his landlord's brother, who informed the police soon after. Kengoo's throat was slashed and a knife was found beside his dead body, according to an IBNLive report.
The police have ruled out robbery as the victim's belongings in his room were left untouched. They are now looking into other possibilities behind his murder and investigating the incident further.
Kengoo had shifted to Kotla Mubarakpur in Delhi last month in search for jobs after completing his research studies from TISS, Mumbai.
While Kengoo was murdered under mysterious circumstances in Delhi, another Manipuri was attacked on the streets of Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Twenty-two-year-old Samuel was beaten up by three unidentified drunk men in Bengaluru's Kothanur area. The incident occurred when Samuel tried to rescue the girl being harassed by three men who were passing vulgar comments at her, according to a PTI report.
He was attacked as he confronted the trio for their ill behaviour and was hospitalised as he suffered head injuries in the attack.
Samuel reportedly said the men also passed racist comments on him and called him "Chinese." As the incident took place late at night and the light on the street was dim, Samuel could not recognise the culprits.
While Samuel is an undergraduate student at a Bengaluru college, Kengoo was a PhD scholar from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.
FIR has been registered in both the cases. Though the Delhi police has not been able to identify the suspect in Kengoo's murder yet, the three men who assaulted Samuel has been taken into custody.