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Manipur silent as search continues for drowned woman Lalruotmawi

Pi Lalruotmawi of Parvachawm was swept away by the currents of Tuivai river on May 29, 2017.


Manipur silent as search continues for drowned woman Lalruotmawi

Parbung: Four days after Pi Lalruotmawi of Manipur’s Parvachawm village was swept away by the strong currents of Tuivai river – which divides Manipur and Mizoram – youth volunteers are yet to locate her.

Sources said that Pi Lalruotmawi was swept away on May 29 evening at around 6 pm when she along with some villagers tried to cross the river.

With no government assistance from Manipur, volunteers are left to just stand on guard and look out for the body of Pi Lalruotmawi in the waters of Tuivai river.

Around 150 Hmar Youth Association volunteers from Parvachawm village and another 70 Young Mizo Association volunteers from Mizoram’s Chiepui village have joined the search operation. The youths from Tlangnuom and Khawlien also conducted search operations in sections of the river that passes through their village areas.


“Mizoram MLA Dr.Ngurdinglian has donated around 8 bags of rice and he has promised to do more. Besides, Phullen BDO also donated ₹5000 for the rescue works,” sources said.

Our sources also said that Mizoram villagers of Phuoibuong, Suongpuilawn and Phullen will be on duty to look out for Pi Lalruotmawi. Likewise, Manipur villagers from Senvon, Rawvakawt and Hmarkhawpui will be on guard today. Volunteers from other villages like NE Khawdungsei are also camping along the banks of Tuivai river.

“The river is dirty and its level is rising since yesterday due to rains. It has become very difficult for volunteers to work under the situation. However, they are not giving up,” the source said over phone.”


Meanwhile, sources also added that there has been no help from Manipur government or officials. There has been no words from Tipaimukh MLA and other elected representatives on what they are doing to recover the woman, who is presumed to be dead by now.


Editor, Zoram Observer. We publish news from Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam and rest of Zoram world.

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