In order to prevent misinformation on the ongoing investigation of Murder Case pertaining to the unfortunate incident on 03.10.2019 at Tlangkhang Village, the Mizoram Police Media Cell has issued Police Press Statement as shown below.

On 03.10.2019, Ms Linda (33), live-in partner of Vanlalvena (43) of Tlangkhang village sustained serious burn injury on her body and she was given first aid at PHC Bairabi at 11:00 pm. Thereafter, she was taken for treatment at Kolasib Civil Hospital. She was then referred to Aizawl Civil Hospital and further to Zoram Medical College, Falkawn where she reached at 11:30 pm on 04.10.2019. Ms. Linda succumbed to her injury on 05.10.2019 at 04:00 pm.

A complaint was submitted to the OC Mamit PS by Ms. Rangsaiti of South Chhimluang, Kolasib District, elder sister of the deceased on 06.10.2019 stating that her sister was assaulted and burnt with Petrol by her live-in partner Vanlalvena aka Tevena (43) s/o L.B. Sanga of Tlangkhang village on 03.10.2019. Accordingly, Mamit PS Case No. 44/19 dt. 06.10.2019 u/s 302 was registered and the case in under investigation. The accused Vanlalvena has been taken into police custody and thorough investigation is being carried out.

From the investigation conducted so far, the incident is likely a result of dispute arising between the Ms. Linda and her partner or it may be a case of accidental burning due to use of firewood and petrol. Nevertheless, the case is being treated as a murder case. Therefore, the incident/crime should not be looked at as an incident/crime between Bru and Mizo but between two adult individuals for which proper legal action has been initiated.