Tuesday, August 16, 2022

New Market Youth Organisation condemns alleged assault on 5 youth in Kohima

New Market Youth Organisation (NMYO) has expressed “anguish at the barbaric and inhuman act perpetrated on five innocent youth of the colony by a group of ruffians”, at box cutting, near World War II Cemetery Kohima on June 24.
In a press release, NMYO president, Andrew Tepa informed that the incident occurred when six youth from Dairy Farm, Lirie and New Reserve Colony were “sniffing contraband marijuana (Ganja) at the Box cutting and were found to be provoking passers-by.”
NMYO claimed the five New Market youth who were on a regular stroll to the Raj Bhavan area were confronted by the youth who under a substance abuse “trip” began “thrashing them without any rhyme and reason, causing grievous injuries.”
It said some of the public arrived at the scene and rescued the youth and apprehended the perpetrators, who were handed over to the police.
Claiming that three of the accused happened to be juvenile, NMYO questioned the “parenting of the children” and pointed out that of late, Box cutting has become a notorious den where drinks, drug abuse and immoral activities took place.
Pointing out that although the location fell within the parameters of a high security zone, it said in September 2015, “a promising young footballer” was also “beaten to death by nine youth at the same location.”
Further, NMYO urged upon the district administration to install proper lighting in the area and initiate regular police patrolling.

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