“Justice delayed is justice denied.” William Ewart Gladstone the then Prime Minister of Britain wrote. It’s over 100 years that the political thinker had written this sentence understanding the needs for rendering of justice to the victims without delay. And the delayed in delivering justice to baby Lungnila Elizabeth has now been denied as the prime accused has been escaped.
2017 AD, the current year, where communication technology reached its peak, where people across the globe are fighting for human values and rights, when political leaders promise justice for all, where human rights is the concerns for the world community, legal complicacies or perhaps system errors still leaves thousands in India deprive of what they deserve. Even dead souls would have floated between heaven and hell waiting for the judgment on where he would go.
Its over 16 years, that soulless death body of 8 years old Lungnila Ellizabeth, a student of class IV of Little Flower School, Imphal was found at Tera Sadokpam Leikai here in Imphal. The Indian system detent the culprits , who were reportedly involved in the killing of the minor without delivering justice for 16 plus year.
The year 2003, the year at which the minor girl was found death, cry for justice by punishing the culprits filled the air of the state. The inhuman heinous killing had shocked almost all people of the state and the thirst for blood of those child murderers joined the law enforcers in hunting them.
The kind of uprising was not because, father of Lungnila Ellizabeth was a Minister of that time, but because no people in the state ever thought that there would be animals minded human being who can kill an innocent child for money.
The poor angel was allegedly kidnapped by the bloody murderers for ransom of Rs. 10 lakhs. She was kidnapped by the bloody murderers on November 4 of 2003 and her death body was found on November 12, 2003. Only God knows how the innocent child was kept in custody for 7 days by the gruesome murderers.
After so many years 3 out of 4 accused were in judicial custody after one accused identified as O. Deven @ Arnold committed suicide. And of the three accused the mastermind criminal identified as Th. Nando escaped from the judicial custody at RIMS where he was reportedly undergoing treatment for over 4 months.
May be because the then state law enforcers are not very efficient in dealing with the case, the case had been handed over to CBI on February 6, 2006. Since then, the trial of the four accused namely Thokchom Nando, Letkhosei Haokip @ James Kuki and Ningthoujam Rome Meitei are being conducted in Special Court, CBI, here in Imphal. Nando’s escaped is a great threat to the people of the state as everyone knows his capacity of committing crime even he was in jail. Murder , extortion and killing occurred in the state have his name involved when he was in jail. One wander the kind of criminal activities that Nando may carried out if he is let free.
By now, many of the classmates of Lunilla Elizabeth may have been in government service or may be doing higher studies. For sure some of them might have been in the investigating agency or some may be in the Judiciary service. This is being said because if she survives she would be 22 years old by now.
The escaped of the main accuse speaks volumes and people suspect a conspiracy as election time is coming. Lets watch and see but let’s not waste without showing our effort in delivering justice to our daughter.