FIR filed against joint director of Agriculture dept.; official had lodged complaint last month
Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN): An attempt to murder case has been filed against the joint director of Agriculture department by a person identified as Wobenthung Humtsoe, the president of Ralan Area VDB Association, at West police station in Dimapur.
The complainant in his statement alleged that “on August 21 at around 9.47 pm, the joint director identified as Renphamo Kikon came to his place and attempted to murder him”.
Humtsoe alleged that Kikon “brought a machete and equipment with him and parked his vehicle in front of my gate. He forcefully opened my gate with his equipment and entered directly into my room and started yelling at me”.
He also alleged that Kikon assaulted his ‘head, neck, hands, ribs and legs, tearing his shirt with the equipment and seriously injuring him, destroying his properties’.
Humtsoe further alleged that Kikon left for his home only to return after 10 minutes and assaulted him for the second time ‘with his equipment’.
The Dimapur Police PRO confirmed that an FIR has been filed at West police station and the case was under inquiry.
However, it was reported that on July 28, Kikon had filed an FIR against eight persons including Wobenthung Humtsoe at the Bhandari police station for “criminal trespass, criminal intimidation with an intent to causing grievous hurt to the extent of committing murder”.
In the FIR, Kikon alleged that on July 28 at around 1 am, a group of miscreants led by Humtsoe intruded his farm at Baghty, armed with ‘deadly weapons’ and started banging on his door while he was asleep.
Assuming there was some emergency, Kikon stated that he opened the door. The other seven persons with Humtsoe were identified as Lumbemo Patton; Achumthung Kikon; Chibemo Kithan; Renpemo Ngully; Chinipemo Kithan; Yanpemo Jami; and Khyothungo Ezung.
“The moment I opened the door, these miscreants started threatening me of my life and abused me verbally without any reason. On hearing this, my driver and the labourers woke up and made a timely intervention. The miscreants attempted several times to cause me physical harm but with sheer providence and by the presence of my driver and labourers the miscreants could not do much and left the farm,” he claimed.
It was also reported that among the eight individuals, one of the persons mentioned in the FIR, Khyothungo Ezung, had personally apologised to Kikon about the incident at his farm and expressed regret.