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UKHRUL | Sept 18 : The Tangkhul Civil Society organised a rally demanding befitting punishment of the accused in the murder of Neiphretuo Metsie-o.
Thousands of people from Ukhrul district attended the rally which started from two points, Dungrei Junction and Kharasom Junction and converged at TNL Ground. Some of the placards carried by the participants of the rally read ‘Punish The Murderers By The Law of The Land’, ‘Murder in cold blood is foreign to our culture, punish them’, ‘May the Almighty God comfort the bereaved family’ and others.
A declaration was made in the gathering stating that, “in the unfortunate demise of Neiphretuo Metsie-o of Chiechama Village, Nagaland who was barbarously murdered on September 7, we come together to stand as one with his family, his village and the rest of all the Naga Tribes at this hour of darkest trial.”
“We condemn such bestial act committed by Yuireingam R Shimray of Kharasom village and his accomplice, LW Rinthingchon of Lunghar village as a crime against humanity. Today, we hang our heads in shame and humility that such a heinous crime is being committed by a member of our community which we abhor in the strongest term,” it added.
“We believe and appeal that such irresponsible despicable and brutal incident may not cast a negative aspersion to the whole community as such, as we believe in the rational and mature wisdom of our Naga brethren,” it further stated.
“We invoke the spirit of our Almighty God, Lord Jesus to sustain and comfort the bereaved family,” it added.
The declaration was jointly signed on behalf of the gathering by vice-president of TNL, P. Peimi, president of TSL (Women’s League), Grace Shatsang, president of TNWL (Village Chief Association), AS Vaomi, president of TKS (Student Union), AS Rangam and president of TMNL (Youth Council), LM. Thanmi.~IFP