Nagaland: Dead body of missing police inspector recovered; Condemnations pour in


TNT News | Kohima, Sept 15, 2018: 

Almost after a week since a police officer was reported missing, his dead body was recovered today by a search team on the road between Zuketsa and Zapami under Phek District in Nagaland. He had been missing since September 7.

His death has sent shock waves across the state with several social organisations coming forward to condemn the brutal murder of police inspector of the C.Coy 5th NAP, Neiphretuo Metseio, a resident of Chiechama Village.


The Tangkhul Civil Society has strongly condemned the barbaric killing of Neiphretuo Metsie-o, "We also condemn the culprits subsequently running away with his car". The Tangkhul Civil Society in its meeting held on 15 September, 2018 at the President's Chamber of Tangkhul Naga Long has appealed to the concerned authority to book the perpetrators at the earliest for end of justice while also appealing every Tangkhul to extend all possible in arresting the perpetrators.
"The Tangkhul Civil Society would like to express our anguish and deepest condolence to Mr. Neiphretuo's family and loved ones and we send our humble solidarity. Our prayers are with you."

The Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) has also "vehemently" condemned the barbaric murder of Metseio. "Lt.Nephretuo Metsieo was a very sincere officer posted as Inspector of 5th NAP (SN) at Pfutsero," read the letter adding that the Chakhesangs shall not tolerate such act of barbarism on the part the murderers.

CPO also stated that the deceased was not way laid as presumed by some, but was "murdered in cold blood by the occupants in his car for reason best known to the perpetrators while he was proceeding to his place of posting at Pfutsero on the 7th of September 2018 from Kohima."

Furthermore, the CPO urged upon the Govt. investigating agencies and the administration to expedite the process of investigation, and leave no stone unturned to bring the culprits to book at the earliest. It also opined that such act of extreme cowardice deserves the highest degree of punishment, and urged the concern authorities to award befitting punishment to the perpetrators and deliver justice without any delay.

Meanwhile, the CPO cautioned social media users to refrain from spreading false rumours that could caused communalism, and further expressed its deepest heartfelt condolence to the grief stricken families of Lt. Neiphretuo Metsieo.
"We stand with you in solidarity at this hour of grief , sadness and pain , we stand with you as fellow Nagas . May God grant divine solace and comfort to your families, and welcome the dearly departed soul into His bosom", stated the CPO.

Meanwhile, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has also expressed shock over the gruesome murder of Metsieo. "The NDPP is deeply shocked at the gruesome murder of Metsieo by some blood thirsty miscreants. Such barbarism has no place in civilized society," read press note.

The NDPP appealed to the state government and the law enforcing agencies to leave no stone unturned so that the murderers are brought to justice at the earliest. The people are requested to extend their kind cooperation in the investigation process in the interest of justice.

The NDPP expressed deepest sympathies to the bereaved family members, relatives and friends of the late Metsieo. "May the departed soul rest in peace."