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GPRN/NSCN cadre dies in police custody; MIP cries foul

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 18: The GPRN/NSCN has cried foul after one of its cadres was allegedly “found dead in police custody in a suspicious manner” on February 16, at Meluri town.
The GPRN/NSCN identified its deceased cadre as Sgt. Maj. Turhuli Thupitor.
In a press release, MIP, GPRN/NSCN alleged that late Sgt. Maj. Turhuli Thupitor was “taken away” from his residence at Muluole Colony, Meluri town, by the C-Coy, 38 Assam Rifles of Meluri outpost and Nagaland Police, Meluri, on the night of February 13, on charges of extortion and illegal possession of arms.
“Whereupon, with no such credible evidence of the said charges, the said 38 Assam Rifles Company and the Meluri police conspired together and arrested the said officer of GPRN/NSCN by sinisterly setting a country-made 9MM pistol upon him. Subsequently, on the morning of February 16, 2022, Sgt. Maj. Turhuli Thupitor was found dead in police custody in a suspicious manner.
The GPRN/NSCN stated that the nature and circumstances leading to the “unfair arrest and queer death” of the Naga Army cadre under police custody is not justifiable under any circumstances. “GPRN/NSCN is seriously concerned and fully convinced that there is a foul play in the death of Sgt. Maj. Turhuli Thupitor”, it stated.
The GPRN/NSCN demanded that the matter be taken up and dealt in the highest manner and reciprocity wherein the C-Coy, 38 Assam Rifles and Meluri Police should be answerable. “To this GPRN/NSCN would not remain a silent spectator”, it added.
Meanwhile the GPRN/NSCN has expressed grief at the untimely demise of Sgt. Maj. Turhuli Thupitor “who was found dead unjustly in the custody of the police” on February 16 at Meluri town.
“His sacrifice and noble service for the cause and aspiration of Naga nation is most worthy to be cherished and would be remembered in the pages of the Naga history”, it said.
The GPRN/NSCN conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
(Page News Service)