AIZAWL: A legislator of Mizoram K. Pachhunga has sought the intervention of President Ram Nath Kovind in connection with the mysterious death of a 20-year-old Mizo woman in Nagaland.
The deceased woman Jones C. Malsawmkimi, who worked as a medical attendant in Assam Rifles and was posted in Nagaland, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jungle near their camp in Nagaland on September 3. Various organisations have condemned the incident and demanded stringent action against the culprits involved in the crime.
On Monday, Mizoram's Lunglei South MLA K. Pachhunga wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention into the matter. The legislator demanded that a high-level probe be carried out so that the victim, who hailed from Lunglei district, gets justice.
The letter sent by Pachhunga narrated the incident saying Malsawmkimi, who worked as a medical attendant in Assam Rifles, had gone missing from her camp at Shukhovi around 5pm on September 1. Two days later, the woman was found dead in a jungle, the letter said.
As per reports, at least four persons have been arrested so far regarding the incident. The statement of the arrested persons claimed that the woman died of drug overdose. The Lunglei South MLA, however, dismissed the claim and said the woman was well known to him and that she had a good moral character.
The MLA also mentioned that the photographs sent by the forensic department hinted that she was physically assaulted. She was abducted and later murdered, he suspected. Copies of the letter of the MLA were also sent to the Union home minister, Union defence minister, Mizoram governor and to the chief ministers of Mizoram and Nagaland.