LONGDING: The Wancho Council (WC), Wancho Students’ Union (WSU), Longding District Students’ Union (LDSU) and All Wancho Women Welfare Society (AWWWS), in a joint press statement to the Deputy Commissioner, Longding condemned the brutal act of Army Jawan in its strongest term.
As reported by the villagers, the body of Kamchan Wangpan, son of Bantoh Wangpan, a resident of Langkhao village, Longding District belongs to the NSCN (U) group was brought to the village Longkhojan in the evening of November 14, 2018 by the militants. The villagers were compelled to carry the body up to Ranglua village or face dire consequences. As their lives being threatened they had to do the job but refused to have any connection neither with the body nor with the militants.
In this connection, a case vides KBR PS Case Nov14/2018 u/s 302 IPC have been registered on November 15, 2018.
It is reported that army personnel from Dhangri, Assam led by Captain Mahapatra on November 18, 2018 arrived at Longkhojan village, Longding District at around 7 pm and started search operation without informing the village chief and Gaon Bura.
The search operation was not accompanied by civil police. Soon the adult male members of the village were asked to gather at the general ground for inquiry.
The villagers have alleged that the army personnel on duty have mistreated them. Harsh and unparliamentarily words were used against men and women, altogether 23 persons were reportedly detained in the general ground the whole cold night without food, water and warm clothes, the statement said.
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