The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Death of the dak-runner attributed to spirits
medium: tours
person: Delahing
location: Kohima
date: 30.11.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.11.1923-30.11.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 30th
text: To Kohima. I am told that occurrences similar to the case of Delahing have happened in that spot before. They are ascribed to a deota which appears to be in the nature of a poltergeist of some particularly potent description. One of the Zogazumi gaonburas was killed by it.