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One killed in poll related incident in Nagaland

Kohima, Feb 23: In an election related violence, a clash between supporters of two opposing parties allegedly cause of the death of a youth at Tuli town in Mokokchung district yesterday. As per the FIR, the victim identified as Longshak Konyak, succumbed to head injury on the way to a hospital in Jorhat. The incident is reported to have taken place when a group of youth travelling in a gypsy, were pelted with stones by some youth who were by the roadside. According to Mokokchung police, a complaint was also filed at Tuli PS by the party of the deceased subsequent to the incident which alleged that the rival party supporters had attacked their youth. Later, the affected party also submitted a four-charter of demands to ADC Tuli.
Mokokchung police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits and assured that an impartial investigation would be carried out.
Meanwhile, ACAUT Nagaland has expressed concern at poll related violence, assassination attempts and mal-practices which are in direct contravention to the NBCC’s Call for clean election and the democratic process of the country.
In a release, ACAUT said the organization was shocked and greatly saddened at the loss of a life at Tuli in an election related incident.

ACAUT also condemned village councils that have declared village candidates and the alleged involvement of certain NNPGs in forcefully dictating village councils to declare village candidates. It asked the Naga national political groups to ensure that no rank and file violates their standing Azha.
ACAUT further urged the administration and ECI to reinforce security in those villages that have declared Village candidates.
ACAUT Nagaland also appealed to all voters to heed to their good conscience during this election.

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