Naga Mothers’ Association demands SIT probe into death of Mizo girl
Dimapur, Sep. 8 (EMN): The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) on Wednesday demanded a probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the mysterious death of a young Mizo girl who was working at the Army Hospital at Sukhovi, on the outskirts of Dimapur.
In a letter to the governor of Nagaland, the association demanded ‘that an SIT be constituted at the earliest to seriously and impartially investigate into this sexual crime against a young army woman’.
The NMA stated that ‘the letter of Dr. K. Pachhunga, MLA from the deceased’s constituency of 33, Lunglei in Mizoram, to the president of India gives credence that there is much more than the witness accounts of those arrested by the police in connection with the case’.
Citing the legislator’s letter, which stated that “the victim had no history of drug abuse”, contradicting the investigation results and statement of the suspects, the association asked why “the police investigation depended on the statement of strong suspects to the death and the crime”.
“We seek your intervention into this crime of violence against women in the state and to ensure justice for the unfortunate death of our daughter,” read NMA’s letter to Nagaland Governor.
It may be mentioned that Pachhunga had sought the intervention of President Ram Nath Kovind for a “free and fair trial” into the alleged “kidnapping, rape and murder” case of the security personnel.
It was informed that the 20-year-old Mizo girl went missing on September 1 before her dead body was found in the forest at Sukhovi village on September 3. Four suspected persons were subsequently arrested in connection with the case.