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Students from Northeast will hold rallies across various cities demanding justice for Loitam Richard, who died after a fight with his hostel mates reportedly for a TV remote while watching an IPL match.

The Northeast students will hold a silent march in Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Guwahati, Pune, Hyderabad and in other major metropolis to demand justice.

Richard, 19, from Manipur was an Architecture Engineering first year student of the Acharya NRV School of Architecture, Bangalore. He reportedly died in sleep due to the brain hemorrhage.

Some people say that Richard died of brain injuries because he had been allegedly punched on his head by his hostel mates. Others speculate an accident that took place two days before his death while some media reports claim that Richard died because of overuse of drugs.

The Bangalore police haven't made any arrest in connection with the case even two weeks after his death.

Meanwhile, people from Northeast will be organising rallies to pressurise the probing authorities to expedite the probe and haul the perpetrators to justice.

This silent rally seeking "Justice for Richard" comes in the backdrop of parents alleging that college authorities are trying to hide something in fear of losing reputation of their institution.

In a deal to step pressure on the government and probing authorities, the youngsters have decided to take to the streets to keep the Richard death case alive.

The activists also started an online campaign called "Justice For Loitam Richard," on social networking sites.

Speaking to the IBTimes, Richard's uncle Bobby Loitam, who is in close contact with the police team probing the case, said, "The police officials informed me that any arrest can be made only after receiving the final post-mortem report as there are speculations over the timing of Richard's death."

The metropolitan cities in India often witness incidents where students from the Northeastern region are subjected to attacks for various reasons, which amount to racial discrimination.