Various orgs condemn, demand justice for late Kezhalelie Lawrence Miasalhou

Kohima, May 20 (MExN): Various organisations have condemned the death of Kezhalelie Lawrence Miasalhou, who succumbed to his injuries on May 19 at a private hospital in Kohima, after an alleged vehicular traffic-related scuffle a day before. 

As per the Kohima Police, a criminal case has been registered Under Section 323/325/352/302 IPC in North Police Station and two individuals identified as Neizosetuo Kire (24 yrs) and Khrietsonyü Whuorie (25 yrs) have been arrested over the incident.

The incident reportedly occurred at Phoolbari Bus/Taxi Stand junction at around 4:40 PM on Saturday. Late Lawrence was a PA to the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima. The victim’s son also reportedly sustained injuries in the incident.

ASA: Condemning the incident, the Angami Sports Association (ASA) stated: “The ASA fraternity as a whole denounces and condemn such heinous acts of assault by sports-person which led to the ultimate demise of late Kezhalelie Lawrence Miasalhou.”

The association also vowed that appropriate action would be taken on the  two perpetrators in due course of time and appealed its wrestling and sporting fraternity to exercise prudence in all walks of life and maintain the values expected and befitting of a sports person in the society.

ASA also urged the law enforcement agency to expedite the investigation and book the culprits under appropriate sections of the law.

Late Miasalhou was a prominent leader of the Angami community and contributed to the society in numerous acts of social service, it said. It conveyed sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

ASU: The Angami Students' Union (ASU) stated that it was “utterly shocked and perturbed” by the incident that occurred on May 18 at Phoolbari area Kohima, which cost the life of late Miasalhou.

At a time when tranquillity and brotherhood is prevailing amongst the society, such barbaric act can never be accepted in our homeland, ASU stated in a release.

The union earnestly appealed the law enforcing agencies to leave no stone unturned in investigating the matter and totally ensure that justice is delivered on priority.

Further, it appealed all peace loving citizens to stand in solidarity during this time of perplexity and have faith in the law of the land.

The ASU stated that it shall extend its utmost support and participation in delivering justice to the bereaved soul and prayed that his soul rest in eternal peace.

AWO: The Angami Women Organisation (AWO) expressed shock and deep over the death of late Lawrence and condemned the incident as a “heinous act.”

“That the incident has taken place in broad day light and in the middle of Kohima town has not only shamed the Angamis but has also tarnished the good image of the capital of Nagaland,” the AWO added.  

It further urged upon the competent authority to deliver justice to the victim without delay and appealed all concerned to remain calm and refrain from any action that may aggravate the situation. 

A press release from AWO President Neithono R Sothu and General Secretary Shyien Vihienuo  also conveyed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family and stated that it stands in support with them at this time of grief and sorrow.

KVYO: The Kohima Village Youth Organisation (KVYO) vehemently denounced the ‘appalling physical assault’ and the ‘despicable act’ of ruthlessly leaving Late late Miasalhou ‘unconscious which ultimately led to his demise’ by the two accused. 

“The KVYO will render its services in any capacity to bring about justice to the victim and his family and appeals to the law enforcing agencies to expedite the investigation and book the culprits under appropriate section of law,” stated the organisation
A press release from KVYO President Vituonyű Khezhie and Vice President Dr Richard Dzüvichü also conveyed the organisation’s  deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

KVC: The Kohima Village Council (KVC) also condemned the incident as an “inhuman act committed” and requested the law enforcement agencies to expedite the investigation so that justice is not delayed.

“Book the culprits under the appropriate section of law and give exemplary punishments of the highest order,” stated a press release from Helievi-O Solo Chairman KVC

The council also conveyed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family members of late Miasalhou and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace. 

MWF: The Mezoma Welfare Forum (MWF) has expressed outrage over what it termed as the “murder of one of its leader and member” late Miasalhou and condemned the heinous act in strongest term.

The forum is shocked to learn that just for a petty incident of a vehicular traffic issue that the duo ‘not only murdered a law abiding citizen but even assaulted the son of the deceased’ who was trying to help his father lying on the ground, it stated. 
Accordingly, in a press release from its General Secretary Vikosieto Krose and Vice President Kekhrieselhou K Koutsu, the forum appealed every right thinking citizen to ‘such act of barbarism.’ 

The MWF further prayed that God grant solace to the bereaved family at the earliest.

NBA: The Nagaland Dobashi Association (NDBA) also expressed shock and condemned the incident as “inhumanly act.”

While appreciating the law enforcement agencies for the arrest of the two individuals, the association further urged the investigating agency to take the matter with all seriousness and deliver timely justice.

With the demise late Miasalhou, the Naga society and the NBA have lost one tall leader of the day, added a press release from NDBA President General Secretary Vikheho Sema and General Secretary Vekhohu Vese.
The association extended its sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family members.