Imphal, Feb 2:
The Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO) today strongly condemns the inhumane third-degree torture of Dk. Korungthang Maring, son of Dk. Konai from Khukarthil Village, by paramilitary personnel on January 30.
According to the CNPO’s statement, the victim, Dk. Korungthang Maring, is currently receiving intensive medical treatment at JNIMS, Imphal. His condition is critical and serious due to the third-degree torture inflicted upon him by the Para Military Personnel of 3rd Assam Rifle.
The unfortunate incident occurred on January 30 at around 3:00 PM when Dk. Korungthang Maring and his associate, Ds. Moran, son of (Late) Ds. Leitol from N. Satang Village, were traveling to N. Satang Village via Machi. At the junction of Sansak road, some Para Military personnel from 3rd Assam Rifle stationed there intercepted and detained the duo, abducting them to an unknown location. Their family members, who have been searching for them, have been denied information about their whereabouts and condition.
The statement further reveals that on February 1, the two individuals were brought to Chandel Police Station in a heinous condition, prompting Dk. Korungthang to be immediately referred to Imphal for emergency medical attention.
The CNPO alleges that those Para Military personnel took a cash amount of Rs. 4 lakhs intended for business purposes, as well as a Gypsy driven by Dk. Korungthang.
The Chandel Apex Civil Body Organization, namely the Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO), Naga Women’s Union Chandel (NWUC), and Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC), express shock, deep grief, disturbance, and outrage at the inhumane acts of the Para Military forces, who are supposed to defend and bring peace to the area. Instead, they are torturing and harassing the community in a heinous manner.
The CNPO, on behalf of all the Tribe Organizations, Women’s Unions, and Student Bodies, unequivocally condemns such inhumane acts as unacceptable and views them as terrorizing innocent civilians. They consider these acts as an act of aggression against the Naga Community, stating that the Nagas are not blind to the series of inciting activities carried out by the Para Military forces in the state.