Dimapur Railway Station A sorry figure
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Dimapur railway station has become a garbage of dead bodies. We have reported in this news paper on Friday that altogether 75 dead bodies were recovered between 2011 and October 2014 from the railway station. Our report was based on the data released by the Government Railways Police Station (GRPS) of Dimapur. Most of the dead bodies were found in the railway station and in the vicinity of the station. According to the GRPS statistics, out of the 75 dead bodies recovered, only 34 were identified and they were handed over to their families while the authority concerned could not identify the remaining 41 bodies.
Well, this is a disturbing development.Now, what we want to know from the administration is whether certain measures are being taken up to address this problem. We are of the opinion that no visible steps have been initiated in this regard. Local newspapers have not missed to report whenever a dead body was found in the railway station. This column would like to point out that this problem cannot be considered a minor one. Seeing a dead body in a public place can change the ambience of the surrounding. We regret that the concerned authority does not have this simple civic sense.
It appears that those incidents were not the cases of murder. The deceased were either drug addicts or insane people. They would loiter in and around the railway station as long as they could before they die. During summer time these people face lesser problem than during the cold season. The winter is here. We hope at least this time round no more dead bodies will be counted.
What this column would like to suggest to the authorities concerned is to find means to check the problem so that the uncomfortable level of the public during their visits to the Dimapur railway station is minimized. What could be more disturbing for a person to stumble upon a dead body?