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1 held for murder of a teenaged girl

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/22/2020 1:01:42 PM IST

The discovery of a bludgeoned body of a 17-year-old minor girl who was later identified as belonging to a tribe from Nagaland, has caused huge outrage.

According to reports, the victim’s dead body was reportedly discovered within St. Claire Higher Secondary School premises, Kacharigaon here Thursday morning.

Dimapur police in a tweet, informed that a male accused has been arrested in connection with the murder.

The victim, a class-X student of another school, bore multiple injury marks on the head, face etc. and suspected to have been hit with a blunt object, police sources said.

When contacted, Commissioner of Police (CP) Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, told Nagaland Post that investigation was on to ascertain facts and circumstances leading to the death. CP asserted that until forensic results were not out, the cause of death cannot be speculated. He, however, maintained that injury marks suggested that the victim may have been beaten to death. 

Organizations condemn

Meanwhile five nearby villages- Kacharigaon Phevima, Indisen, Senjum, Aoyimkum and Kashiram- have expressed shock and condemnation over the ghastly murder.

 In a joint press statement, Kacharigaon village chairman Vitho Zao, Indisen village chairman Tongti Jamir, Senjum village chairman Chenithung Ezung, Aoyimkum village chairman John Imchen and Kashiram village chairman TS Meren, expressed shock that “such a heinous crime is committed within the school premises which is a reputed school imparting quality education to the children of neighbouring villages.”

The village councils said they have resolved that perpetrators of such crime deserved no mercy and most severe punishment should be awarded without any condition once apprehended. 

Further, the village councils affirmed they will not harbour criminals within the jurisdiction of the councils. The councils assured to extend full co-operation to the police in any way to apprehend the perpetrator (s). They also strongly appealed to the police and investigation agency not to leave any stone unturned to bring those responsible to book and “award capital punishment befitting a murderer.”

LEED: Lotha Eloe Ekhung Dimapur (LEED) said it was shocked and appalled at the abominable act of murder of the young girl at Kacharigaon area Dimapur on Thursday.

Condemning the incident, LEED chairperson Zujano Patton and general secretary Renbeni Kithan said such act was devoid of human values and said that there was no room for such a barbaric act in the society

LEED urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly probe the case and book the culprit/s under relevant sections of law and set the records straight that justice was supreme. 

LEED further appealed to the public to desist from sharing pictures, photos of the victim through various social media platforms, saying such action amounts to breach of privacy and decency that was also punishable as per the law.

 

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