Kohima fishmonger ‘beaten to death’
Dimapur, Sep. 9 (EMN): A non-Naga trader was reportedly ‘beaten to death’ on Saturday in Kohima. The victim has been identified as 22-year old, Pradeep Mahato, a fishmonger, originally from Chhapra district of Bihar.
According to reports, he was ‘taken away’ from his shop located at Razhü Point Fish market, at around 11 am on Saturday, while his body was found dumped in a drain near TM Govt High School, Billy Graham road, Kohima by some people this evening. He later succumbed to the injuries at Naga Hospital, Kohima.
Though the identity of the accused person(s) could not be known till the filing of this report, yet, it was widely speculated that some local citizens were behind the ‘murder.’
Talking to Eastern Mirror, Kohima police said that the victim was brought to North PS at around 4.30 pm. Though badly beaten, since he was still breathing, the police personnel immediately rushed him to Naga Hospital.
A medical staffer at the hospital also told this newspaper that the victim succumbed to his internal injuries at around 8 -8.30 pm.
Police said there were not much external injuries, and therefore suspected that he died of serious internal bleeding. A doctor at NHAK said that the victim was brought to the hospital in a very bad shape.
At the hospital, a cousin of the victim disclosed that some locals took the victim away today, while it was learned that the history of the incident dates back to a quarrel between the victim and some locals on September 7 last.