Somber Roing bids good bye to Miti Mepo
Township tense as anger against IRBn mounts
ROING, Aug 4: Two days have passed since the IRBn killing, but the situation in Roing still haven’t normalized as memory of the killing is still fresh in the minds of the people. The whole town, govt establishment and market remained closed for second day. There were no reports of any violence and destruction like the previous day of bandh.
Though no legal curtailment has been enforced on free movement by district administration, the town is being secured with deployment of additional police personnel brought from neighbouring district of Lohit along with patrolling in the town by CRPF personnel.
Meanwhile the whole town gathered today at late Miti Mepo’s residence in bomb godown to offer their condolence to the departed soul.
The dead body was handed over to the family yesterday at around 11 am, after completion of post mortem by a team of three doctors Dr LC Chuki, Dr S Singh and Dr O Megha.
As per the post mortem report, the victim died due to rupturing of spleen and liver, succumbing to injuries.
The dead body was cremated today at 4.30 pm near his residence with full dignity in the presence of all Idu Mishmi community members, student leaders, youths and general public of Roing.
Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey and senior panchayat leaders of Lower Dibang Valley were among those present. A large number of people from neighboring district of Dibang Valley also attended the burial ceremony today.
In a fresh report received today, situation in Anini also remained tense, as news of IRBn killing reach the remote district.
A procession was carried in Anini town jointly by AIMSU and public condemning the IRBn killing. Later in the day, the mood become emotive, and clashed erupted with police personnel. Reports of stone pelting at DC office were also received. Sensing situation might go out of control, MLA Rajesh Tacho and Dibang Valley district Deputy Commissioner immediately rushed to Anini from Itanagar. In a report received, a large number of paramilitary forces have been mobilized in the district.
Meanwhile several students union from the state and neighboring Assam have poured out their condolence to late Mepo, who was killed by IRBn personnel on the night of 2nd Aug 2010.
The central executive committee of All Assam Students Union (AASU) has extended its support to Idu Mishmi community and AIMSU in their fight for justice to the victim’s family.
Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) Secretary Vijai Damin also offered support to AIMSU.
In a statement today, AIMSU Secretary Rajiv Mihu, Lohit District Students Union President Sohailo Ngadong and Anjaw district Students Union President Jango Halai, have proposed joint action, if need arises.
Idu Culture Literary Society (ICLS) and AIMSU earlier in a joint submission had demanded permanent withdrawal of IRBn post from Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley districts.
The organization had also demanded termination from service of three IRBn personnel accused in the killing incident.
Expressing apprehension that situation in two districts might go out of control, AIMSU have call for immediate action from govt, while incident of killing were still fresh in the minds of people.
AAPSU Spokesperson Tobom Dai will be visiting Roing tomorrow to take stock of the situation and will be holding consultation with AIMSU on the Aug 2 incident.
Lower Dibang Valley District Students’ Union strongly condemned the killing of Miti Mepo allegedly by IRBn personnel and demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the killing of Mepo.
Source: The Arunachal Times