Student succumbs to injuries; NSF, other student bodies demand justice
Dimapur, May 26 (EMN): A 20-year-old student, who was hit by a speeding vehicle on Wednesday evening, succumbed to her injuries in the early hours of Thursday.
The tragic incident happened when Mapuienla, a BA (Psychology and Counseling) II Semester student at St. Joseph University, was returning to her hostel near the college entry road at Ikishe village.
Dr, Clement, spokesperson of Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CHISR) in Dimapur, told this newspaper that the girl was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition at around 5 pm on Wednesday with multiple internal injuries and succumbed to her injuries between 1:30 am and 2 am on May 26.
It was informed that the mortal remains of the deceased will be taken to her hometown Mokokchung for the final rites.
DCP (Crime), Bharat Laxman said that the incident occurred at around 2:30 pm on Wednesday near the college entrance point, and an FIR had been filed at Diphupar Police Station.
The case is being investigated, and the suspect is still at large, it was informed.
Student bodies condole
The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has condoled the demise of the young student, whose life was cut short in a case of reckless driving.
“The Federation is loss for words to express our sorrow for the life of such a promising student nipped in the bud. It is our prayer that her near and dear ones will find solace in the presence of our Almighty God and that the dear departed soul will rest in eternal peace.
“The Federation is perturbed at the alarming rise of hit and run cases in the state of Nagaland leading to the loss of innumerable lives while also leaving a rendering multiple others immobile,” read the condolence message.
It added that the incident calls ‘for a more stringent implementation of the traffic regulations by the law enforcement agencies’ so that such incidents do not happen again.
While condemning the unfortunate incident, the federation also appealed to the concerned authorities to expedite the process of identifying the perpetrator of the heinous crime and book the culprit at the earliest.
The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union also condemned the hit-and-run case and appealed to the concerned department to investigate the incident with utmost seriousness and ensure justice to the bereaved family. It also extended condolences to the bereaved family members.
In another press release, college students in Chumoukedima have decided to request the deputy commissioner of the district to take up security measures to ensure that such tragic incidents do not happen in future.