The Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has expressed sorrow over the sudden death of a young man from Assam, who was found dead at the rest camp above the Dzokou Valley in Nagaland on January 17.
According to a press release on Friday, SAYO President Metekhrielie Mejuba and General Secretary Metevizo Sophie informed that the deceased has been identified as Bakhanta Nath from Gogamukh, Dhemaji District in Assam.
“While compiling information, SAYO learned that the deceased was a domestic tourist who came with four (4) other companions to visit Dzokou Valley on January 16. But unfortunately, on the morning of January 17, he was found dead by his companions who, without immediately informing the authorities concerned, fled to Assam. – informed the press release.
The press release further states that “SAYO gathered about 30 volunteers with OC Khuzama Police Station and its staff in Dzokou Valley and brought the deceased from Dzokou Valley to Viswema village junction. The remains after a short funeral service were handed over to South Police Station, Kohima for autopsy and for necessary procedures where it was advised that the cause of death was natural and there was no foul play. Thus, on January 19, the deceased was handed over to family members after which the formalities were completed.
Finally, the youth organization condemned the “incapable companions” of the deceased for their negligence and disloyal attitude for failing to report the incident to the Dzukou Valley Guardians, SAYO and the police.
He further blasted the group for violating mandatory SAYO guidelines by not taking a local tour guide. “SAYO vehemently condemns their treacherous act in the southern jurisdiction of Angami.” – he added.