Saturday, September 23, 2023

Injured student in hit-and-run case dies; students demand action

A student of St Joseph University, who was critically injured after she was hit by a vehicle near the University campus at Ikishe model village on Wednesday, succumbed to injuries on Thursday.
The 20-year-old student was identified as one Mapuienla Longkumer, a second semester student and hailing from Mokokchung. She was admitted to the ICU, Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHSR), 4th Mile.
Even as the police have filed a case and gathered CCTV footages, there was no report of any arrest made till Thursday.
Various organisations including Ongpangkong Students’ Conference, Soyim Students’ Union, Dimapur Naga Students’ Union, Dimapur Sumi Students’ Union and Aghünaqa Area Student’s Union have condemned the hit-and-run incident.
OKM: Strongly condemning the driver’s “inhumane and reckless actions”, the Ongpangkong Stu-dents’ Conference (OKM) through its president Limatongzuk Jamir and assistant general secretary Supongmeren Jamir has urged the law enforcing authority to conduct a thorough investigation, apprehend the perpetrator and award punishment as per the law of the land. OKM also expressed deep grief and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
SST: Expressing deep saddens over the tragic demise of late Mapuienla Longkumer, the SST stated that the inhumane and barbaric act of the driver, who hit the victim and fled the scene with the least regard for her life, was beyond acceptable.
SST president Moatemsu Longkumer and general secretary Merennukshi Imsong said late Mapu-ienla was an active member of the union and was also a dedicated member of the Church. SST has appealed to the law enforcing authority to expedite the investigation and apprehend the culprit at the earliest. It also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God would comfort them during this hard time.
DNSU: Dimapur Naga Students Union (DNSU) has vehemently condemned the incident and appealed the responsible department to strictly investigate and identify the culprit(s).
The union urged upon the police to thoroughly probe the incident with utmost seriousness and ensure justice to the bereaved family.
DNSU also extended condolences to the bereaved and prayed that God grant them courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss.

DSSU: Dimapur Sumi Student’s Union (DSSU) has expressed sorrow over the death of Mapuienla, who succumbed to the injuries she suffered after being hit by vehicle.
DSSU condemned the incident and said that such inhuman act should not go unnoticed.
The union has appealed to the law enforcement agencies to identify the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment as per the law.
Further, DSSU called upon the citizens to drive carefully and follow the laid down traffic rules and regulations, which ensured safety for everyone, so as to avoid such incidents in the future.

AASU: Aghünaqa Area Student’s Union (AASU) has expressed deep pain over the demise of Ma-puienla and said that “such inhumane act of the culprit” cannot be overlooked.
Condemning the “atrocious act”, which took the life of a student, the AASU through its media cell maintained that the perpetrator must be brought to justice at the earliest and “put an end to hei-nous act.”
AASU also appealed to the law enforcement agencies to identify the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment as deemed fit.



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