In a horrifying incident, a 23-year-old student L. Poumai, a native of Khabung Karong village in Senapati District of Manipur, was ruthlessly beaten up, thrown out of a speeding train and left to die in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
According to family members, the victim made a distress call to them at 4:55 pm on Sunday (November 29) complaining that around 5 persons were threatening to kill him, and while still on call, suddenly his phone was deliberately interrupted, by some stranger, heard in the background noise and his mobile phone has been switched off since then.
He was travelling somewhere near Vishakhapatnam on Dibrugarh-Bangalore Express (train no. 15902) at the time he made his last call at home.
The train reached Bangalore on 30th November, but he was found missing. His elder brother who had gone to pick him up at the train station filed FIR No. 0249/2015 at Bangalore Railway Police Station. Three days later, his death body was found at Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) on November 1, 2015.
This disturbing news has again raised a serious elbow among the Northeast community concerning the safety of its people residing across the country as they are often vulnerable victims to racial crime. Surprisingly, this unfortunate incident happened in the state whose governor hails from the Northeast itself. Former Nagaland chief minister Dr. SC Jamir has been serving as Governor of Odisha since March 2013.
At the time of filing this report, no Police arrest has been made yet and the identity of his killers still at large.