CCpur shuts down in mourning for Lungnila
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 13: As mark of condolence of Baby Elizabeth who was kidnapped and killed by her kidnappers and whose body was recovered yesterday, and a show of solidarity with her grieving family, all schools in Churachandpur closed down today and all shops in the market also down their shutters.

Many people were seen simply staring and crying on hearing the news of the death.

While many schools started their classes in the morning due to the absence of coordinated condolence programmes by the various organizations, AMSU volunteers later informed all schools to close down which was readily complied with.

All shops were closed afterwards.

Don Bosco School, Lamka observed a two minute silence in prayer for the family of Elizabeth and announce two days of mourning in the school.

In a statement in the evening today, the CCpur District Students' Union strongly condemned the kidnapping and killing of Elizabeth and said that it will be organizing a protest rally together with the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Council tomorrow in Churachandpur.

The students´┐Ż body said that the rally will be flagged off from the Lamka Public Ground at 10 am and headed down to the DC Office, Tuibuong.

It appeals on all the heads of schools, students and the general public to join the rally in the interest of the students in particular and the general public in general.

In the meanwhile, two important leaders of the tribals, Rev (Dr) Douzapau Haokip(61) and Rev.H Nengzachin (94) who died on November 10 and 12 respectively were buried today after grand funeral ceremonies.

While Rev..DHaokip was the general secy of the Evangelical Congregational Church of India (ECCI), Rev.Nengzachin was a pioneer of Paite literature who single handedly translated the Bible in Paite.