The missing students have been identified as 13-year-old David Monsang, a 7th grade student, son of W Monos Monsang of Japhou Village in Chandel district. The other are 4th grade student LH Holyhring, 12, s/o LH Anghlung of Khubung Kunou, WS Parhing, 13 years old of class V, s/o late WS Kolarhing of Chakpikarong and 12-year-old M Tilminlun whose mother's name is Boicy Haokip of Pallel bazar. He is in class V.
According to various reports, these are all students of Angam Memorial School, which is just some 200 metres away from their boarding. Meanwhile, intensive search operation is being carried out by both boarding authorities as well as the guardians of the missing students. It is not certain for now whether the incident is a run-away case or a case of abduction. Such cases have been rampant in Manipur for the last few years.