IMPHAL, August 2 (NNN): The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has vehemently condemned the physical assault meted out to Ringsanbou Newmai, a Bachelor of Arts History Hons 5th Semister Student Studying in Don Bosco Maram on July 28 at around 7:30 pm by some local folks suspected to be underground cadres.
“It is so frustrating to see that Maram centre a temple of learning has turn to a safe abode for carrying out anti social elements in the name of safeguarding the boarders/hostellers who are lodged in different private run hostels,” ATSUM stated.
The tribal students’ body also said frequent occurrence of infighting and physical assaults meted out to Maram college students by local goons at different point of time is not tolerable.
“For any crime, penalty/ punishment is awarded according to the nature of crime.”
“The village authority or local youth organisation for that matter is responsible to shoulder the functioning of governance at the grass root level as per the costmary laws and traditional practices. There is no customary law amongst the Naga tribes wherein a person under the influence of alcohol should be given a third degree method of torture for intruding others house without prior permission,” ATSUM stated.
The ugly episode of July 28, 2014 at Josephine Girls’ Hosted at Maram is not a case that cannot be left unattended by students’ bodies and civil organisations alike just for the simple fact that the warden/ proprietor has taken the laws into one’s own hand. It is surprising that even after 5/6 days of committing a heinous crime; the victim’s family is yet to get any response from the runner of the hostel. Whereas the Union having visited the victim who is struggling for life at ICU of JNIMS and having gone through the medical report with severe internal injury with damaged liver, kiddneys and Intestine apart from multiple injuries such as broken jaws and ghastly wound all over the body, it is confirmed that the beastly act committed was an attempt to murder, ATSUM stated.
ATSUM appeals the runner of the hostel to come at peace for amicably solution before the situation turns volatile.