CHANDEL, Nov 14: President of Naga Students’ Union Chandel Sr Joningam was brutally assaulted by two youths last night at Panchai village in Chandel district.
According to the President who spoke to the media at his residence, the incident occurred at around 8 pm when he tried to rescue a minor girl identified as Kl Meena Anal from the hands of two youths, who were forcibly dragging the girl into a dark side of the field closed to the home of the girl.
He said that he (president) along with his friend was in the house of her elder sister in Panchai when a cry of the girl was alerted to him by his sister. He came out of the room to find one youth at the gate. On his enquiry, the youth punched and bit him. Another accomplice of the molester joined in and he was overpowered, pinned to the ground and beaten up severely.
The president was beaten black and blue by the two youth and suffered head injury with several bruise. The two youths have been identified as St Chingringam Anal s/o St. Nunghlung Victor, MLA of 41-Chandel A/C and BD Aaron Anal s/o Hennary Anal, both of them a resident of Panchai village.
Meanwhile, in connection with the incidence, an emergency meeting of the NSUC presidential council was held at the residence of Sr Joningam and later condemned the incidence in the strongest term.
The NSUC and its unit president resolved to boycott MLA of 41 –Chandel A/C St Victor Nunghlung at all levels. It also resolved to submit several resolutions adopted in the meeting to organizations like ANSAM, CNPO, NWUC and NPF Central Committee for kind information and necessary actions.
The Naga Women Union Chandel while condemning the act of molesting a minor girl in the strongest term warned that the Naga women would not tolerate such action in future.