PASIGHAT, Jun 16: The All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) on Friday gave the state government seven days to hand over the Ojing Tayeng murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), failing which, it said, it would launch a “rigorous democratic public movement.”
The AESDSU said Itanagar Police and the special investigation team (SIT) which was constituted to investigate the case “have miserably failed to make any breakthrough in the case even after a year since Ojing was murdered.”
Addressing a press meet at Siang Guest House here, AESDSU members accused the investigating agency of not taking up the case sincerely and thereby depriving the victim’s family of justice.
The union alleged that the investigating officer gathered sufficient clues about the incident but has not taken any follow-up action, such as interrogation, to unearth the facts.
AESDSU president Oyin Yosung and general secretary Tonong Darang said they are demanding a CBI probe because they have lost their faith in Itanagar Police and the SIT.
“We made appeals to the chief minister, the home minister and the higher-ups of the home department on several occasions, but to no avail. All the assurances given to us by them to crack the case turned out to be false,” the duo said.
Ojing, former finance secretary of the AESDSU, and two of his friends were brutally attacked by unidentified youths in Itanagar on the night of 10 June last year. Ojing succumbed to his injuries in Guwahati on 19 June in the same year.
The case was first investigated by Itanagar Police, and was handed over to an SIT on 27 April this year.