‘No foul play’ in Naga youth’s death, says co-worker in Bengaluru
Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): When social media platforms are abuzz with not only news of Covid-19 pandemic but also of Northeast people getting harassed and facing racial discrimination in other parts of India, the death of a young Naga security guard in Humnabad, Karnataka has created a stir online, claiming that his death was the outcome of racial prejudice.
Khatovi Aye (23), from Shikato village moved to Humnabad in November 2019, to work as a security guard for a pharmaceutical company. On March 24, at around 6.30 pm, Aye was found dead by his co-workers in the company’s canteen.
A co-worker of Aye’s, who did not wish to be named, told Eastern Mirror that there was ‘no foul play in Aye’s death’ and CCTV footages prove that he fell and succumbed to his injuries.
“He went to the company canteen to have dinner but did not return for a long time; we went to check and he was lying on the floor with blood coming out of his ears, nose and mouth,” informed the co-worker.
The co-worker further revealed that Aye was suffering from Tuberculosis, which came to light after the elder brother of Aye contacted the company.
“All the managers and top bosses came to the scene as soon as they were informed and the police was called; the post-mortem also showed that there was no foul play,” said the co-worker.
Since all domestic flights and passenger trains have been halted in the country, Aye was buried a few kilometre outside of Hamnabad on Thursday by the police.