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We fully condemn Lamhainamdi killing; will deal with it, says Nagaland Chief Minister

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Mar 26, 2021 11:01 pm
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 26 (EMN):
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday said the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government is taking the Lamhainamdi killing case “very seriously” and condemn the act.

Three persons — Itingwangbe Haikam, Peramhialungbo and Sikamwangbo – were brutally killed by unidentified miscreants at Lamhainamdi village in Peren district on March 22.

‘We will deal with the criminal act, the unfortunate loosing of precious lives and we fully condemn it. The law will take its own course of action,’ he said.

The chief minister said that Nagaland Police set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of the three persons and investigation is on. He added that investigation “should not take too long” though no specific timeline has been given to the team to submit its report.

Such incidents should not happen again which is why police personnel have been deployed at the incident site. In future if there is any dispute, it should be settled amicably, he said, while expressing hope that “good sense” will prevail.

On whether the incident will it hamper the ongoing Naga peace process, Rio replied in the negative, saying that the act ‘might be an individual interest’.

The CM also welcomed the decision of Western Sumi Hoho President, Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi to resign from the post on moral grounds. He said that leaders should be firm to tackle any issue.

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Mar 26, 2021 11:01:16 pm