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Felons vandalise post box in Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 08, 2019 12:49 am
Letters damaged by alcohol contents seen here inside a post box in front of the Head Post office, on May 7 in Kohima.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 7 (EMN): Citizens are shocked that even something as personal as letters and correspondence would fall prey to vandals. Letters inside a post box located in front of the Kohima Head Post Office in the capital town were found damaged after unidentified vandals placed beer matter inside it. Mail employees found on Tuesday morning empty beer cans inside one of the mail boxes.

A few cans were lying near the post-boxes too. “We did not know that people will go to the extreme of putting it inside the letter box,” said one of the employees who did not wish to be named.

‘Waste bins are provided nearby, but they had the audacity to throw it in the letter box instead of throwing in a waste bin,’ the employee lamented.

They will be writing a letter to the authority in concern, as well as to the police to curb such anti-social elements in the area in future, the source said.

Recently, a portion of a wall of the head post office was decorated with paintings, and wall writings. It was done with an intention to give a face-lift to the office but, sadly, ‘attracted unwanted elements,’ the person said.

They are yet to identify the people involved in antisocial activities in the area, but it is believed that the perpetrators might be some youths ‘who knows the area.’ Usually security is posted within the post office’s premise but the post-boxes are placed on the roadside, source added.

A press release from the superintendent of post, Nagaland division, stated: “Taking advantage of the location, some youths in inebriated state would gather at the Post Office premises and play loud music till the wee hours of the night, thereby disturbing the peaceful ambience of the neighbourhood.”

The guards stationed within the premise of the Post Office would appeal to the youths to maintain decorum but they mostly fell on deaf ears, the press release added.

Earlier some youths deliberately broke down the iron bar in front of the office, it stated.

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 08, 2019 12:49:41 am