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SAYO on demise of tourist at Dzükou valley

Nagaland News

Dimapur, January 22: The Southern Angarni Youth Organization (SAYO) has expressed grief at the sudden demise of U Bakhanta Nath, hailing from Gujamukh, Dhemaji district, Assam, at Rest Camp above Dzükou valley, Nagaland on January 17 last.
In a press release, the SAYO stated that they came to know that the deceased person was a domestic tourist who came along with 4 other companions to visit Dzakou valley on January 16, but on January 17, he was found dead by his companions, who without immediately informing the concerned authorities, fled to Assam.
It said the Organization gathered around 30 volunteers along with the OC Khuzama Police Station and his personnel to Dzükou Valley and brought the deceased from Dzükou Valley to Viswema village Junction. After short funeral service, the mortal remains were handed over to the South Police Station, Kohima for Post-mortem and for necessary procedures where it was informed that the cause of death was natural and there was no foul play.
On January 19, after necessary formalities, the deceased was handed over to the family members.
While condoning the demise, the SAVO reiterated and condemned the incapacitated companions of the deceased for their negligence and disloyal attitude in reporting the incident to the caretakers of Dzükou Valley, the SAYO and the Police over the occurrence of the incident.
The Organization said they have violated the mandatory guidelines of the SAYO for not taking a Local Tourist Guide for trekking to Dziikou Valley.
Meanwhile, the SAYO extended gratitude and acknowledgement towards the Senior Superintendent of Police (SP), Kohima Kevithuto Sophie, IPS; Khuzama Police Station OC and his team; Office of the SDO (Civil), Jakhama, Kohima; Viswema Village Council and Youth Organization; and Volunteers from Southern Angami Villages for their physical support, timely intervention and volunteering their services in the hour of need.
In connection to this unfortunate incident and for safe trekkings and visits, the SAYO again appealed to all persons, local, domestic and international tourists to mandatorily seek Local Tourist Guides while trekking to Dzükou Valley or in the Southern Angami areas in Nagaland.
(Page News Service)