Kohima: The Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has expressed grief over sudden demise of an Assam youth, who was found dead at Rest Camp above Dzukou Valley of Nagaland on January 17.
SAYO president Metekhrielie Mejuba and general secretary Metevizo Sophie in a press release informed that the deceased has been identified as Bakhanta Nath from Gogamukh, Dhemaji district in Assam.
The release stated, “On gathering the information, SAYO came to know that the deceased person was a domestic tourist who came along with four other companions to visit Dzukou Valley on January 16. But unfortunately, on January 17 morning, Bakhanta Nath was found dead by his companions who without immediately informing concerned authorities fled to Assam”.
Furthermore, the release stated that “SAYO gathered around 30 volunteers along with the OC Khuzama Police Station and his personnel to Dzukou Valley and brought the deceased from Dzukou Valley to Viswema Village Junction. The mortal remains after short funeral service, was 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. As such, on January 19, the deceased was handed over to the family members thereafter formalities were done”.
Calling the other three friends of the deceased “incapacitated companions” who fled the scene, the Southern Angami Youth Organization condemned their negligence and disloyal attitude for failing to report the incident to the caretakers of Dzukou Valley, SAYO, and the Police. It also castigated the group for violating the mandatory guidelines of the SAYO by not taking a local tourist guide.