Kohima Kyong Students’ Union (KKSU) president was allegedly molested at least on three occasions once in vehicle and then twice in Hotel Orchid lake resort Barapani by one Dr.Lanu and his accomplice Orenponi (Narola) and one advocate on April 10. According to Lotha Ekha Ekhung Shillong (LEES), Orenponi Narola Tungoe, wife of Tsiphamo Lotha, a resident of AG colony Kohima took the victim to attend business seminar in Arunachal Pradesh and on the way halted in Guwahati where Dr. Lanu and one advocate joined them. Upon the KKSU president, O. Grace Ngullie’s request, they took her to Shillong for sightseeing.
The LEES in a memorandum to the chairperson Nagaland State Women Commission (NSWC) jointly issued by its president, Merithung Lotha and general secretary alleged Ngullie was molested in a vehicle by Dr. Lanu, who was seated beside her, while on their way to Barapani.
On reaching Barapani at around 7 p.m, she was again allegedly molested on two occasions in one of the hotel rooms by Dr. Lanu, where they had booked for the night. The victim rushed out from the hotel room when Dr. Lanu tried to molest her for the third time and informed her parents in Kohima about her ordeal, who in turn contacted the elders and LEES of Shillong for assistance.
On receiving information, some elders along with student leaders picked up the victim from Barapani on April 11 at around 1.30 am.
An FIR was also lodged on April 11 around 6.30 p.m at Umiam police station under Ri Bhoi district by the victim.
The LEES has appealed the NSWC to investigate and pursue the case without delay and that non-bailable warrant be issued against the culprits until tried in the court of law.
Meanwhile, Kyong Students’ Union (KSU) has vehemently condemned the incident “amounting to rape” at Orchid Lake Resort Barapani, allegedly by one Dr. Lanu and Orenponi (Narola) and her male companion, one advocate on April 10. KSU president, Yiben Humtsoe in a statement said the union fully supported the memorandum submitted to NSWC by Kyong Ekhae Echini Shillong (KEES). The KSU has further appealed the NSWC to expedite the process.