Village along Assam-Nagaland border attacked
Diphu, June 24 (EMN): A group of miscreants reportedly from along the Assam-Nagaland border allegedly attacked KA Model village situated in the locality of Lahorijan yesterday around 12.30 PM during which property, specifically houses, were damaged.
During the attack, eight houses were torched, reports said. The area is close to the Lahorijan Border Post of Assam Police. According to villagers, the miscreants came in a police jeep; after carrying out the offense, they escaped from the scene.
However, the villagers could capture one person of the group. He was later handed over to Dillai police. The arrested person has been identified as a Nangshimar Longkumar, son of one Imsubanba Longkumar, a resident of Burma Camp in Dimapur
Unconfirmed reports said that two individuals from Dimapur had allegedly instigated him to commit the crime.
According to police, the accused has confessed his involvement and that he had also admitted to ‘setting fire in the same village twice before.’ Domestic property worth 10 lakh has been assessed to have been damaged in yesterday’s arson. The village is inhabited by Karbi, Naga, Bodo people besides those from other tribes. Local villagers and prominent citizens of the locality have expressed concern at the repeated acts of aggression from the ‘neighbouring state’ and have demanded security for the village from both Nagaland and Assam governments.