One day after a 25-year-old college girl identified as Supou P, pursuing her MA history final year at Unity college, was allegedly shot dead in Dimapur, various organisations have condemned the incident and demanded justice for the victim. It may be mentioned that Dimapur police have already arrested the accused identified as one Thingiu Khiam (36), a deputy kilonser of NSCN Khango group, along with his bodyguard, one Mongchen Khiam (37).
Azo: Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu, MLA, and leader of NPF legislature party, expressed surprise that “such inhumane crime” committed by “so called National worker” was nothing but purely misusing his power over an innocent girl.
In a statement, Azo said such act of crime was unacceptable and had no place in the society. The MLA appealed to the law enforcing agencies to bring the accused to book as per the law of the land and deliver justice to the victim at earliest possible time.
Azo also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the Almighty God grant the departed soul eternal rest.
NCD: Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) through its vice president (admn) Holuto Aye and general secretary LK Peter Anal said it was “appalling” that a cadre of NSCN-Khango, “fighting for Naga freedom”, with lethal weapon entered into someone’s living room and committed “such heinous diabolical act on innocent student”. NCD has, therefore, appealed to law enforcing agency to award befitting punishment to accused. It also appealed to the state government to extend possible financial help to the bereaved family.
NCD urged the responsible authority to flush out other cadres from entering into civilians with weapons.
ENPUD: Eastern Nagaland People’s Union Dimapur (ENPUD) through its media cell appealed to the law enforcing agencies to bring the perpetrator to book under relevant section of the law and award befitting and exemplary punishment.
ENPUD also appealed to NSCN president Khango Konyak to discharge both the deputy kilonser and his bodyguard from the organisation so the law enforcing agencies could investigate into the matter in a clear and transparent manner.
Further, the union urged all right-thinking citizens to vehemently condemn such heinous act. ENPUD expressed solidarity and conveyed condolences to the bereaved families.
Unity College: Unity College, Dimapur managing board, faculty & non-teaching staffs, alumni association, students’ council (UG & PG) stated that the loss of a young and promising life, like that of Supou P, was an irreparable tragedy that shakes the very foundations of the society.
The college said Supou P was a bright and ambitious student who had dreams and aspirations for a future full of possibilities. It said that her untimely demise not only put an end to those aspirations but also left an indelible void in the hearts of their loved ones, friends, and the entire community.
In light of this tragedy, the college has urged the responsible authorities to employ all available resources and the full force of the law to ensure that the perpetrator responsible for the heinous crime was swiftly brought to justice.
Further, the college appealed to the state government to take immediate action to address the vices of gun culture in the land. “It is essential to foster an environment that promotes safety, empathy, and understanding, ensuring that no other student or individual falls victim to such tragedy hereafter,” the college said. Meanwhile, the college has extended condolences to the bereaved family.
ENSF: Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) strongly condemned “such heinous act and devilish activities”, which it said “directly outraged the sentiments of the entire Eastern Naga populace and the Nagas in general.
In a statement, ENSF vice president Sepikyu J Sangtam and assitant general secretary Molo Phom said that “such lawlessness activity” committed to another human to the extent of violating the Human Rights enshrined under Article 21 of the constitution of India should be out rightly condemned by all.
The federation has appealed to NSCN (Khongo) group to fully cooperate and also called upon the state government and its law enforcing agencies to act swift against the culprit according to the law.
ENSF expressed solidarity and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members.
DUCCF: Dimapur Urban Council Chairman’s Forum (DUCCF) expressed shock and grief at the “cold blooded killing of Supou P and said that such acts of lawlessness had no place in a civilized society and must be rooted out once and for all.
Congratulating the police for the timely action in arresting the accused, the forum appealed that the law takes its own course and no leniency be shown and befitting punishment awarded to the culprits.
DUCCF expressed sympathy with the bereaved family at this time of grief.
KUK: Khiamniungan Union Kohima (KUK) through its president Dr. Thanghoi Lam and general secretary S Thangpong expressed deep anguish at the cold-blooded murder and condemned the “most barbaric act” perpetrated on the innocent student.
KUK demanded that the law enforcing agency to award rigorous and befitting punishment to the accused. The union also conveyed condolences to the bearded family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to her family to bear the irreparable loss.
KMHK: Khiamniungan Menyiu Hoikam, Kohima Unit (KMHK) through its president Pishiam and general secretary Monghai stated that “such inhumane act and merciless killing” of an innocent student was “unacceptable” and deserved no rightful place in a civilised society.
KMHK has, therefore, appealed to the law enforcing agencies to award befitting capital punishment to the perpetrator as per the law of the land and no bail be entertained at any cost.
KMHK also extended condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the Almighty God bestow divine comfort and solace to bear the loss.
KUTT: Khiamniungan Union Tuensang Town (KUTT) strongly condemned the incident and appealed to the law enforcing agency to award befitting punishment to the culprit as per the law.
KUTT executive chairman K Lusang and assistant general secretary S Lusha also urged all right-thinking citizens to vehemently condemn the heinous crime. The union conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
NLSF: Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) through its press and media cell expressed shock at the killing and said that the person involved in the act “must not allow to go unpunished.”
While vehemently condemning the “barbaric and heinous murder”, the federation reminded that the Constitution of India guarantees all citizens under Article 21 “The Protection of Life and personal liberty”, NLSF said “This means that nobody, including the Government, can try to end the life of a human.”
NLSF also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God strengthen the family during this hard time.
DNSU: Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) condemned the “barbaric act” and appealed to the law enforcing agencies not to allow “this case to go unattended and provide appropriate justice as per the law of the land.”
DNSU said it also condemned “those Naga National Workers who misuse their power and weapons without any valid reason in residential environments, killing innocent students/citizens”. The union has, therefore, appealed to the “national workers” to be cautious of their actions.
DNSU also expressed displeasure that Dimapur Civil Hospital denied immediate post-mortem to the victim’s family and told them that it could be done only the next morning. “This shows the failure of the hospital’s administration which must not be ignored,” DNSU said.
Meanwhile, the union while mourning the untimely death of Supou extended solidarity and condolences to her family.
DENSU: Vehemently condemning the “cold-blooded murder”, the Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union (DENSU) said that the act committed by the perpetrator was “not only cowardly but also inhuman in nature.”
DENSU has, therefore, appealed to the law enforcement authority to put every possible effort in the process of investigation. It also urged the judiciary to award deterrent sentence to the accused.
The union expressed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul find solace.
KSU: Konyak Students’ Union (KSU) expressed shock over the incident and vehemently condemned the “brutal and mindless act” of the accused.
KSU vice president Yuwang Konyak and general secretary A Pangnan said the union stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and appealed to the concerned legal authority to accord befitting punishment under the relevant law of the land and ensure that no elements obstruct the process until the justice is served.
YAA: Yimkhiung Akherll Arihako (YAA) through its president Keyoungkhum and general secretary Toshikhiung Thongleh strongly condemned the “cold-blooded murder” and urged the law enforcing agency to ensure that the culprit be prosecuted strictly as per the law of the land.
YAA also asked the NSCN (Khango) group to ensure that its member committing homicide was not shielded under any circumstance from getting befitting punishment.
Meanwhile, YAA has expressed sympathy with bereaved family members and near and dear ones and prayed that her soul rest in eternal peace.
USSC: United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC) condemned “cowardly and horrific act” and called upon the government and law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to book “under non-bailable offence” and award vigorous punishment as per the law of the land.
In a statement, USSC vice president Sethrongba Y Sangtam and general secretary Lumpili Sangtam said that such an inhuman act in a civilized society cannot be compromised under any circumstances and urged the authorities concerned not to grant bail to the accused.
USSC also expressed solidarity and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members.
CWS: Chang Wedoshi Setshang (Chang Students’ Conference) through its assistant general secretary C Khangyang Chang and speaker HY Choba condemned the “heinous and barbaric incident” and urged the Law enforcing agencies to award befitting punishment to the perpetrator and deliver justice at the earliest
CWS stated that at a time all the section of the Naga society were relentlessly working towards peace and harmony, “such cowardly and spineless mentality” was a threat to the society.
Meanwhile, the conference has conveyed solidarity and condolences to the family and relatives of the bereaved at this time of grief.
ENCSU: Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) strongly condemned the “heinous act” and said that such “lawlessness activity” committed to another human should be outrightly condemned by all.
The union also appealed to NSCN (Khango) group to fully cooperate. It also called upon the state Government and its law enforcing agencies to take swift measure against the accused according to the law of the state. It affirmed solidarity and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members.
KSUD: Khiamniungan Students’ Union Dimapur (KSUD) expressed deep shock at loss of one of its bona fide members and said that “such inhumane act of a merciless killing” of an innocent student has greatly shattered the social fabric of “our peaceful society”.
KSUD through its media cell stated requested law enforcing authorities to take serious note and award befitting punishment to the culprits. The union also urged the authority not to grant bail in any manner. It also urged every rightful thinking citizen to condemn the act and extend support so that full justice was delivered to “our innocent sister” and family members. The union has conveyed sympathy to the family members at this hour of grief.