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NHRC issues notice to Mizoram Government over killing of a youth in Chawngte

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New Delhi, Aug.14 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a student named Agosh Chakma, aged 20 years, was killed in police firing at Chawngte in South Mizoram on August 4.

The NHRC said that the incident, if true, raises questions regarding violation of human rights of the young student victim, who lost his life in unfortunate circumstances.

Accordingly, it has sent notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Mizoram and called for a detailed report to be submitted to it within four weeks.

According to the media report over 300 protesters had gathered outside Chawngte Police Station agitating over an alleged wrongful recruitment in government jobs and detention of some student leaders by the police. The protesters indulged in pelting stones and in order to control the mob, police had to open fire resulting in the killing of Agosh Chakma. After the student death the mob ransacked a dozen homes and damage 21 vehicles. (ANI)