New Delhi, the 25th May, 2011
A tribal women belonging to the Kuki-Chin community of Myanmar (Burma) was allegedly murdered by a Nigerian national named Innocent Nwayo at his residence in Uttam Nagar-II, here in the capital recently. The deceased body has been identified as Cecilia Chong, 23, who is married to Kam (name changed), a BPO employee in 2005. Kam, hailing from Churachandpur, Manipur married to the deceased some time ago.
“We had separated our marriage in March 2010,” said Kam, husband of the deceased, who stays in Munirka.
KSO Delhi general secretary Douminlian Zou said: “It is very unfortunate that even her husband did not care and did not know about the particulars of his wife. We are surprised and shocked to hear this news”.
“According to our tribal custom, a husband is responsible to take care of his wife in whatsoever circumstances. So the husband is not adherent to our tradition and culture. It is a shameful act”, Zou added.
The body of the deceased was buried at Dwarka Christian Cemetery yesterday. The funeral service was jointly conducted by the Delhi Police (Uttam Nagar Police Station), Kuki Students Organisation, Delhi (KSOD), Kuki Students Demcratic Front, Burma (KSDFB) and Tedim Chin Students Association, Delhi (TCSAD).
Vikaspuri Zomi Christian Fellowship pastor T. K. Lian performed the last rite service yesterday.
“We contacted the owner of the Voter card and she indentified the body as that of Chong, who had been living with friends in south Delhi on and off”, said ACP (west) V. Renganathan.
According to the police the accused and the deceased has been staying together in Uttam Nagar for the past several months. Both of them were said to occupy a rented room in the first floor. Four days ago, the landlord found a bad smell emanating from the said room. Then the landlord contacted the police immediately. When the police broke opened the door, a decomposed female body was found stuff inside a travelling bag. A case of murder has been registered in Uttam Nagar Police Station.
Jai Kishan, SHO, Uttam Nagar P/S, Sube Singh, inspector of Uttam Nagar P/S and Ashish, DANIPS (on probation) also supervised the funeral service.
“We are conducting an investigation and we will soon nab the accused who has already been identified,” said Jai Kishan, SHO, Uttam Nagar Police Station.
The Kuki Students’ Organsation, Delhi hereby request to all the members of the Chin-Kuki community living in the capital to register themselves in any Delhi-based Church/Fellowship or Students Union. This would lessen our burden in times of uncertainties like the present incident.
The Organisation also appeals to all the parents of Northeast India to be vigilant with their children who are staying in the national capital which is shrouded with crimes against women.
Thangrijoy Baite, Secretary
Zalenmoi Gangte, Asst Secretary
Information & Publicity Wing,
KUKI STUDENTS’ ORGANISATION, DELHI