Dimapur, August 18 (NEx): Vitsali Sangtam (24 years) of Alisopur, under Tuensang District in Nagaland was laid to rest at Kilpauk Corporation Cemetery at Chennai in Tamil Nadu in the presence of family members, friends, NCF Chennai Pastor, Naga Students Union Chennai executives and other well-wishers on August 17, 2020.
Pastor Wapangtoshi of NCF Chennai informed NagalandExpress (NEx), late. Vitsali Sangtam was at Chennai since the 2018 and he was working as a guest worker at a restaurant in Chennai.
The General Secretary of NCF Chennai, Keviletuo Yano Richard informed that when his health was initially deteriorating, his family decided to take him home through an ambulance by road and hence money was raised from among the well-wishers. But since, his health condition was getting worse, the doctors did not advise him to travel and on the morning of August 17 at around 07:00 am, unfortunately he passed away.
Mr. Ayoba, the cousin brother of the deceased was with him and NCF Chennai Pastor, Wapangtoshi co-ordinated with him all along. On receiving the news of his death, his family members asked the NCF Chennai Pastor to proceed with the burial in Chennai. After due formalities in the hospital, the body was brought to the cemetery and pastor led the funeral service, the General Secretary, NCF Chennai informed.
On hearing about his untimely demise, condolences poured in from family members, friends, churches, various tribal unions and well-wishers.
An amount of Rs.71,700 was collected from well-wishers in Chennai and different places, out of which Rs. 33,200 was spent to complete the funeral procedures. The remaining amount will be used to purchase flight ticket for his cousin brother to reach Nagaland and if any amount remains, it will be handed over to the bereaved family, informed the General Secretary, NCF Chennai.
Further, GS, NCF Chennai, Keviletuo Yano Richard thanked all the well-wishers who have donated generously for Late.Vitsali Sangtam.
A press release from Shri Robin Hibu, IPS on August Eighteen said, “Late Vitsali Sangtam who was admitted in KMC Hospital Chennai in serious condition expired on August Seventeen at 7:00 am.
He also said that the deceased was seeking help from him four (4) days back, for whom, he got lots of condemnations for exposing helplessness of the battered victim in cities through social media. Helping Hands got in touch with Shri Ayoba Sangtam – the brother of deceased who is overseeing the burial procedure at Chennai Christian graveyard along with a Naga pastor and other Nagas, informed Hibu.
He further expressed concern saying, ‘Don’t know how many more losed and distressed, Northeast youth will die far away from their home’s states and to be buried in unmarked graveyards of cities amidst strangers graves all around’.