Kohima: The Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has informed that a national tourist from the neighboring state of Assam has been found dead in a rest camp above the Dzükou Valley.
SAYO President Metekhrielie Mejuba and General Secretary Metevizo Sophie said the deceased had been identified as Bakhanta Nath from Gogamukh, Dhemaji district in Assam.
Youth leaders said the Organization was deeply saddened and saddened by the tourist’s sudden disappearance on January 17.
“The SAYO while collecting the information learned that the deceased person was a domestic tourist who had come with four other companions to visit the Dzükou Valley on January 16. But unfortunately, on the morning of January 17, the deceased was found dead by his companions who, without immediately informing the relevant authorities, fled to Assam,” said SAYO.
Around 30 local volunteers then gathered together with the Officer in Charge (OC) of Khuzama Police Station and other police personnel and brought the deceased from Dzükou Valley to Viswema village junction.
After a short funeral service, the remains were handed over to South Kohima Police Station for an autopsy where the cause of death was found to be natural and there was no foul play. On January 19, the body was released to family members.
While condoning the death, SAYO reiterated and condemned the incapable companions of the deceased for their negligence and disloyal attitude in reporting the incident to the Dzükou Valley Guardians, SAYO, and the police about the incident.
SAYO vehemently condemned the unfair act of tourists in its region, who also violated SAYO’s mandatory guidelines for not taking a local tour guide for trekking in the Dzükou Valley.
In addition, SAYO called on all local, national and international tourists to seek local tour guides for safe trekking in Dzükou Valley or southern Angami areas in Nagaland.
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