Mother clings on to hope with prayers
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 09: A pall gloom and heavy sadness has descended upon the family members of Lungnila Elizabeth ever since the child's kidnappers made no further contact from the day they made a demand of Rs 10 lakhs on the evening of the day she was kidnapped.

When this reporter sought comments on more information over whether the kidnappers had established further contacts, an emotionally drained mother of Lungnila, Eastland Francis affirmed that no second intimation has been made so far.

Finding hard to find the right words to describe her turmoil over the continued absence of her child, Eastland put her faith on the Almighty for the safe return of her daughter who is a class III student of Little Flower School and was whisked in a Maruti van from near the school gate after school hours on November 4.Unable to hold back her tears she said, "I have been experiencing nightmares every time memory of my child surfaces".

Other than fervently appealing to the kidnappers to release Lungnila with no harm at the earliest, Eastland also is also banking on the pressure mounted by the public to secure the release of her child as she is just a 'hapless mother'.

Family members also expressed their gratitude to the public for their show of solidarity which has helped them to a certain extent in coping with the situation.

Stating that the kidnappers had demanded Rs ten lakhs for the safe release of her child, the distraught mother said the callers identified themselves as members of the KNF.

Elizabeth is the third child among four siblings.

When queried family members informed that no organization had served any demand notice on them before.