AEKDSU, family members demand CBI probe into Toko Yame murder case

AEKDSU, family members demand CBI probe into Toko Yame murder case


ITANAGAR, May 15: Taking strong exception to the inordinate delay in delivering justice to late Toko Yame, who was allegedly brutally murdered in Tawang on September 16 last year, the All East Kameng District Students’ Union (AEKDSU) on Tuesday demanded the State Govt, particularly Home Department to transfer the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as the State Police has miserably failed to deliver justice to the bereaved family.

The class 12 student Toko Yame was allegedly murdered in Tawang after he went missing following a group clash between the students of Govt Hr Sec School, Tawang and JNV, Tawang on Sept 16 last year. His body was recovered eight days later after a rigorous search operation by the police and family members.

Addressing a press conference here, AEKDSU president Chakang Yangda lamented that eight months have passed since the Govt constituted SIT started its probe after district police failed to make any breakthrough into the case, but till date SIT also failed to come up with any logical conclusion on the case.

While strongly condemning the SIT for allegedly failing to make any lead into the case, Yangda said, we want result from the SIT within 7 days failing which we would resort to democratic movement starting with a peaceful rally.

“We want speedy investigation into the case and if at all SIT is not able to solve the case and deliver justice to the family then the State Govt should immediately to hand over the case to CBI,” he asserted.

Reportedly, the State Govt had on October 13 handed over the case to SIT for speedy and fair investigation.

Claiming that despite series of meetings with concerned authorities and submission of representations the police failed to establish any concrete lead into the case, the AEKDSU president said neither the union nor family members happy with the way SIT is investigating the case.

AEKDSU general secretary Nera Gumro also expressed deep resentment over the frequent change of investigating officer and inordinate delay in delivering justice to late Toko Yame. He criticized the Police Department for allegedly keeping changing the SIT officers involved in the investigation.

“We want CBI investigation for we have no confidence in SIT,” he said, adding that no one is satisfied with the pace of SIT investigation. We want result from SIT within seven days failing which we will launch democratic movement including economic blockade in West Kameng area, he added.

Aggrieved father Koya Yame, while expressing dismay over the delay in solving his son’s murder case, said whom do we trust to when the investigating officers in the case are keep changing frequently.

It has been eight months now after my son was brutally killed, he said and added that all the arrested persons are roaming freely in town without any fear.

“Delay in delivering justice to my son is making us not only frustrated and hopeless but also encouraging the perpetrators,” he lamented and questioned the concerned authorities that what should parents do now to get justice.

“My son was brutally murdered which can be ascertained from the cut and burn marks on his body. Even the ISIS wouldn’t have tortured somebody like that,” said the aggrieved father while seeking support from the people of state to get justice for his son.

Meanwhile, Aka Welfare Society (East Kameng) leader Asung Yame also appealed the State Govt for speedy investigation into the case and not to keep changing the officers involved in the case. He also demanded for CBI investigation if the SIT is incapable of handling the case.

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