ITANAGAR, May 15: The Boriing Olung Welfare Society Youth Wing (BOWSYW) has appealed to the state government to immediately transfer the Ojing Taying murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), citing minimal progress in the investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) over 11 months.
In June, it would be a year since the attack on and subsequent death of Ojing.
Addressing reporters at the press club on Tuesday, BOWSYW president Ilajah Taying said the members of the association submitted a memorandum to Home Minister Kumar Waii on Monday, seeking CBI inquiry into the case.
Ilajah said the home minister forwarded the request to Home Commissioner GS Meena. He said the commissioner is currently out of town to take action in the matter.
The BOWSYW president clarified that the association does not question the capability of the SIT. He said, however, that the working system of the SIT and the police were similar, and sought “a fresh approach” to crack the case at the earliest.
The members of the BOWSYW said they are ready to cooperate with the investigating authorities as and when required. Ojing’s case was only one of the many such cases that occur on an almost daily basis in the capital region, they said, and called for expediting the investigation in order to set a precedent.
Ojing and two of his friends were attacked by unidentified persons on the intervening night of 9 and 10 June, 2017. Owing to his injuries, Ojing was rushed to GNRC Hospital in Guwahati, where he succumbed to his injuries on 19 June, 2017.