Various organizations of the Lotha community submitted a joint representation to deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur on Monday demanding justice for the victim of “alleged” rape on August 4 at Chumukedima.
The representation issued by Lotha Hoho Chumukedima (LHC), Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD), Lotha Eloe Ekhung Chumukedima (LEEC), Lotha Eloe Ekhung Dimapur (LEED), Dimapur Wokhai Ekhung (DWE), Kyong Hungjantaren Ekhung Wokha (KHEW), Lotha Students’ Union Chumukedima (LSUC), Dimapur Lotha Students’ Union (DLSU), Kyong Students’ Union Wokha (KSUW) and Youth Association Wokha (YAW) condemned and denounced the act of rape committed on a Lotha girl residing at Chumukedima “allegedly” by one Thepfuzouto of Jakhama village.
While appreciating the “bold step” taken by the victim’s family in lodging complaint on the case, the organizations urged the deputy commissioner to ensure that the victim receives fair and quick trial regardless of her position in the society and regardless of the circumstance of the offence. Organizations also appealed to responsible authority not to grant bail to the accused, expressing concern that proceedings of the court might be “vitiated by means of threat, intimidation, coercion from outlaw and even imminent threat on the life of the victim and her relatives.”
Stating that the case had not only affected the victim but also the Lotha community as a whole, the organizations called for justice to be served in a judicious manner befitting the crime at the earliest. Signatories of the representation included LHC chairman Thungzam Humtsoe, LHD chairman Ntsemo Ngullie, LEEC chairperson Nzano Ovung, LEED chairperson Elizabeth, DWE chairman K. K. Tungoe, KHEW chairman Likao Humtsoe, LSUC president Thungbamo, DLSU president Wopenthung, KSUW president Yiben Humtsoe, and YAW president Mhonbemo.
DYH extends support to govt
DIMAPUR: Doyang Kyong Hoho (DYH) has extended support to the state government on the ongoing survey for establishment of polytechnic institution near Doyang hydro electrical project area.
Appealing the authority to finalize the survey work on time, DYH chairman, Thungjamo Yanthan stated that all basic infrastructures required for establishment of such institutions like road connectivity, water supply, electricity, hospital and school for the staff were easily assessable at the proposed location.