NTC wants penalty for student’s killers
Dimapur, January 4
The Central Nagaland Tribal Council has extended condolences to the bereaved family of Akivito, a student of Christian Higher Secondary School of Dimapur, who died after an assault on December 28. The victim was killed after a brutal assault by a group of unidentified people that reports say include non-Nagas, on December 28.
The CNTC denounced the accused involved in the said killing and expressed shock that “the murder was alleged to have been committed by a Naga in connivance with the a non-local”.
“It is also learnt from reliable sources that the main accused have been apprehended. Hence, the CNTC applaud the law enforcing agencies, the investigation officer, Special Operation team etc for taking swift action in apprehending the main accused,” the council said in a press release received here today.
“CNTC at this outset also urged upon the authority to award befitting punishment to the accused involved in the said murder. CNTC shall not be a silent spectator and shall continue to keep track with the investigation and trial of the case”.
NBCC denounces killing
Also, the Nagaland Baptist Church Council has expressed my deep anguish for the death of Akivito A Sumi, son of the Principal of Christian Higher Secondary School in Dimapur last Monday. “We pray that the Almighty God receives the victim in His mercy, and keeps his family and beloved ones in His Love, granting them courage and patience in their grieving. We, including all the Baptist associations, churches and staff of the council, cannot but condemn this inhumane act and manifest our feelings of solidarity with the family of the victim,” the Baptist organization stated in a press release received here on Saturday.
“Such barbaric act leading to the taking of a young life is morally and ethically unacceptable and against God himself. The council is pained to witness the cycle of violence in Nagaland increasing and calls upon the law enforcing authorities to immediately bring to book the perpetrators of such heinous crimes and executive justice without delay”.
Human life is a gift of God, the NBCC said. ‘Life is infinitely precious’, the Baptist church stated and called upon one and all to “love, cherish and protect the sanctity of life and promote the exercise of true freedom and justice in our land”.