//Rights panel condemns murder of Isaac L.Hmar,

Rights panel condemns murder of Isaac L.Hmar,

Aizawl, April 27: The Zomi Human Rights Foundation has come out with a statement condemning the murder of Isaac L. Hmar, a research scholar, in the state capital on April 18.

“This is an outrage on the Constitution of India which places high value on human life. Life is the greatest gift that mankind has received from God and we strongly condemn the wanton taking of lives, particularly that of Isaac L. Hmar. We share the grief of his parents and relatives in their darkest hour,” the statement said.

The statement added that it was high time that violence was shunned.

It further stated that it urges everyone to work towards bringing about an atmosphere of peace and happiness.

Police said they were still clueless about the killer of Isaac.

According to a source, additional SP Zahngova said the police launched a massive hunt to expose the killers but were unsuccessful.

“We have explored all avenues to shed some light behind the killing and even gone to the extent of examining Hmar’s research work on the relation between Mizos and Israel. So far, we have not found a clue,” Zahngova said.

However, it has been learned that the Bawngkawn police have conducted interrogation of likely suspects, including the driver of the Sinlung Hills Development Council chairman, Lalmalsawma Darngawn.

Hmar had gone missing on the night of April 18 when an unknown person called him out from a house in the Ramhlun Venglai locality.

Hmar’s body was later found in Berawtlang on the northern outskirts of Aizawl on April 20.

Friday, April 28, 2006