Kohima: Altogether ten persons, including three schoolboys, were injured when a mob of around 100 persons allegedly attacked residents of Sodzulhou village at 6th Mile area with the purpose of taking control over the land on Monday.
Officiaal sources said the Sodzulhou Village Council has given a 24-hour deadline to the Dimapur district administration and the police to apprehend the perpetrators failing which it has threatened to take law into its own hands by resorting to blocking the national highway. According to members of Sodzuhou village, around 100 persons came in two buses, around 20 cars and started destroying the boundary walls, fencing and tree plantations at the plot of one Late Dr S Hekha Mao.
Security forces from the Assam Rifles post at Kukidolong and Indian Reserve Battalion personnel who reached the spot could not intervene as pelting of stones and other objects went on until the mob dispersed in morning yesterday. In the process, window panes of some of the neighbouring houses were destroyed.
Sodzulhou Village Council chairman Mosa Koza informed that the Monday’s incident was the third such happening carried out at the behest of some persons within this year alone and gave names of some of those injured namely: Kodonyi, General Secretary of Sodzulhou Students’ Union; Neikedo, Sodzulhou village Youth president and Isaya, treasurer of Sodzulhou Village Council. He said all the injured were males and one of the village members received serious chest injury. (UNI)