Kohima, June 8: Amid the ongoing lockdown in Nagaland which has compelled many businesses to shut down, a hair and beauty salon at Nagabar in Kohima town was ransacked by unknown miscreants.

The Eklippz hair and beauty salon at MK Market complex in Kohima was ransacked on Monday. The salon owner, said that amid the ongoing lockdown she decided to look at her shop and pick up necessary beauty and personal care products, including those expiring soon.

According to the owner, the total damage exceeds Rs 3 lakh.

To my surprise, I found that one of the glass doors was broken, and the salon was ransacked,” she said. Medongunuo also found cosmetic products splashed across the room and containers on the ground.

She informed that electrical appliances, chairs, washbasin, brushes and other beauty products were also destroyed. “I do not know exactly when the incident took place, but it looks like it might have happened about a week ago since the coloured products that were splashed on the walls have dried out,” she said.

Nagaland: Kohima salon brutally destroyed amid lockdown

According to the owner, Rs 2,000 cash was also stolen and offensive words were scribbled on the wall behind the reception. Sharing details, she said that receipts of a private entrepreneur account book were also torn.

An FIR has been lodged at the North Police Station in this regard.


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An officer informed that by the time the police reached the site, “much of the needed evidence”, like fingerprints, were disturbed. “We took whatever little evidence that was left and we are working on that”, he said, further informing that statements of all available witnesses and the complainant have been recorded and examined.

According to the police official, the miscreant(s) broke into the Kohima salon after entering the building through the back door. Nearly 40 items were found to be destroyed at the shop, he added.

“We do not know what happened in the Kohima salon. It seemed like a case of personal enmity. But on learning about the incident, we advised the owner of the salon to file an FIR in the police station for further investigation. If there is any suspect from our colony, we assure of our cooperation,” said Kintso.