An elderly female identified as Tiakala (65) of Changki village, under Mokokchung district, presently residing at Naharbari village, Dimapur was crushed to death in a hit and run case by an unidentified vehicle around 7.10 pm on Tuesday.
According to the police sources, the victim was immediately rushed to civil hospital Dimapur but succumbed to injuries on the way. The body was handed over to relatives after conducting the necessary formalities. It may be noted that on June 17 one Ezamo Odyuo, chairman Lotha community, Naharbari was killed by an Assam Rifles truck and series of accidents and incidents have happened around the same spot time and again along the NH-39. When asked about steps and measures taken to safeguard the general public especially along the National highway, SP Dimapur, Liremo Lotha said that he had taken up the issue with the border roads authorities to put some speed breakers especially at the junctions along the NH-39 to check over speeding and rash driving.