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Two Naga youth pass away in locked down Bengaluru

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 04, 2020 12:08 am

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Sunday May 3 (EMN):
In an unfortunate incident, a 23-year-old Naga girl passed away on Sunday morning between 9.30 am and 10 am at Acharya College main road, Andrahalli in Bengaluru.

This was confirmed by Zakietuo Noudi, vice president of Naga Students’ Union Bangalore (NSUB) to Eastern Mirror.

According to representatives from the NSUB, the girl, identified as one Ruopfuvino Terhuja, was reportedly found dead on her bed.

“Till now, the point of contact to her family members is through her uncle,” Noudi said.

The deceased, who was reported to have been sick, came to Bangalore recently from Delhi and was staying with her younger brother in the city.

It was also informed that there were about 10 other Nagas, including some cousins of the deceased, at the same apartment where she was staying at Andrahalli.

The representatives of NSUB contacted the DCP and nodal officer, Srinath Joshi who assisted them over the phone to go to Byadarahalli police station where all necessary police formalities were completed.

Following which, the body was sent on an ambulance to Victoria Hospital, now a designated Covid-19 centre in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, the deceased was kept in the morgue at Victoria Hospital for Covid-19 test, before further necessary tests were conducted on the body.

While the result of the Covid-19 test is expected to be out on Monday and her post mortem report on Tuesday, the NSUB has booked a spot at the Indian Christian Cemetery where Rev. Zhabu Yimsung, pastor of Naga Christians Fellowship, Bangalore will be presiding over the funeral rites and burial for the deceased at around 1 pm on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in another incident, NSUB informed that a young man belonging to the Khiamniungan community, who was working as a security guard at an office, passed away on the same day in Bengaluru.

The student leaders said that they were in touch with the police in connection with this incident. Further information is awaited.

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 04, 2020 12:08:06 am