Civil societies, student bodies condemn brutal murder of minor girl, demand justice
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): Civil society organisation (CSOs) and student bodies have condemned the alleged rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl, whose body was found in the premises of St. Clare Higher Secondary School, Kacharigaon in Dimapur on October 22, and have demanded justice for the victim.
Lotha lower range CSOs ad NGOs: The frontal organisations of Lotha lower range CSOs and NGOs namely, Lotha Lower Range People’s Organisation, Lotha Lower Range Elders and Officers Forum, Lotha Lower Range Students’ Union, Lotha Lower Range, Union Dimapur, and Lotha Lower Range Union, Kohima have condemned the alleged rape and murder of the minor girl from Yanmhon New village under Bhandari, Wokha district.
Stating that such dastardly act committed to an underage girl was beyond human comprehensions, the organisations appealed to the law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned till the culprit are brought to justice.
It also expressed gratitude to colonies councils, Lotha Hoho Dimapur and the LEED, individuals and other unions for voicing out for justice on behalf the Lotha lower range organisations.
NSF: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has vehemently condemned the brutal murder of a Class-X student of East Woodland School, Lingrijan, whose bludgeoned body was found in the premises of St. Clare Higher Secondary School on October 22.
“The federation is shocked that the life of a young and innocent student was rubbed in the bud by the evil actions of the criminals and that too within the premise of an educational institution. The federation is deeply disturbed that commission of such a heinous crime are starting to seep into our Naga society,” it stated.
The NSF has appealed to the police and investigating authority to leave no stone untamed and ensure that perpetrator of such a crime with unimaginable cruelty is brought to justice without any delay whatsoever.
NWHD: The Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) has condemned the brutal and inhumane crime committed against a student of East Woodland School Lingrijan, in Dimapur.
While expressing shock and disgust over such barbaric and uncivilised act in the society, the women hoho stated that it was beyond comprehension and such incident has triggered fear and terror amongst the women.
NWHD said that it will not tolerate such sort of violence and crime that endangers the safety of women in the Naga society.
The hoho appealed to the law enforcing and investigating agencies to thoroughly investigate the case with utmost seriousness and make sure that the perpetrator are severely punished so that such act is not repeated in the future and that every girl and women should be able to live safely and feel protected.
The NWHD also demanded justice for the victim and further shared its solidarity to the bereaved family and prayed that God grants comfort and strength and the departed soul rest in peace.
LSU: The Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) has condemned the horrendous act of murder of the teenage girl.
While strongly condemning the barbaric act, the LSU stated that such inhumane act of murder has no space in the Naga society and appealed to all the right thinking citizens to condemn it.
The union has appealed to the law enforcing agencies to thoroughly investigate the case and apprehend the culprit and book all those involved under appropriate sections of the law and demanded not be grant bail to the accused persons under any circumstances.
The LSU appealed to the general public to refrain from circulating photographs of the victim in social media platforms to avoid legal action. It further stated that the union would resort to any mode of agitation if the authority fails to deliver justice as per the law.
DNSU: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has vehemently condemned the brutal murdered of its member, a student of East Woodland School Lingrijan.
“Such inhuman act is unacceptable in our peaceful society and the union will never tolerate such kind of act towards the student community,” it stated.
While appreciating the swift and quick action of the Police in nabbing one accused, the union stated that thorough investigation and trial must be conducted by the authorities to reward befitting punishment to the culprit involved. It also cautioned that failure to deliver justice will compel the student community to come out to the streets to show its strongest resentment.
The union‘s secretary of women affairs, Kevibeinuo Keditsu and secretary debate and symposium, Chiithuzhüni Chache expressed anguish over the brutal and ‘monstrous’ act meted out to one of its sisters and tarnishing the good image of the Naga society and endangering the safety of women in ‘our own kitchen.’ This sort of crime is not only committed against the victim and family but is also committed against all womenfolk and the society, they added.
The DNSU further urged the citizens to abstain from circulating identity of the victim and images of any such incident in social media.
LEED: The Lotha Eloe Ekhung Dimapur (LEED) has expressed shock at the abominable act of murder of a young girl and strongly condemned the act which is ‘devoid of human values’.
“There is no room for such a barbaric act in our society and as such the office urges upon the concerned authorities to investigate thoroughly and book the culprit under relevant sections of law and set the records straight that justice is supreme,” it stated.
The LEED also appealed to the general public to desist from sharing pictures of the victim in social media platforms because it amounts to breach of privacy and decency which is punishable under certain sections of law.
DDCF: The Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) while expressing shock at the brutal murder of a minor girl stated that such crime against a minor girl in the city and that also in a school premise is shocking and unimaginable.
The forum condemned the heinous crime and appealed to the concerned authorities to book the culprit and give befitting punishment as per the law.
CEDOK: Condemning the brutal murder of a minor girl in strongest term, the Commission for Education Diocese of Kohima (CEDOK) said such inhuman acts committed in desecration of school campus, which is ‘temple of learning’, can cause emotional fear among students.
Such acts reflect the degradation of the ethos of society and it has no place in a civilised society, it stated.
“The rising number of crimes against vulnerable session of society is a sign of the lack of respect for human life and dignity and corroding of value system,” it added.
The CEDOK appealed to all to stand together in the fight against such crime in the society and prevent reoccurrence of such incidents in the future.
NNF: The Nagaland NGOs Forum (NNF) has also condemned the incident where a 17-year-old was allegedly raped and brutally murdered.
Stating that such dastardly act was beyond human tolerance, it appealed to the law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned till the culprit are brought to justice.