The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Nagas on the Sibsagar frontier
caption: Nagas
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
medium: reports
location: Wakching (Jaktung) Borgong Failung Khongan
date: 1892
date: 1893
text: The second murder took place on the 17th November 1892 when two Nagas belonging to Jaktung chang were shot dead in some jungle near the Sontak grant in mauza Dhopabar, thana Sonari. The police at first reported that the murders had been committed by men of Borgong chang, but it was afterwards ascertained that the murderers belonged to Failung chang. The Failung chief was called upon to give them up and on the 26th March 1893 he sent down two men, Pojang and Yamang, who stated that they had gone with a party of 20 men to make a raid on Khongan chang with which their chang was at feud, and that meeting two Jaktung Nagas on the way, they killed them, believing them to be Khongan men. The two men are now in custody and the inquiry into the case is still proceeding.