Mayang Imphal Gang-rape Case: Mother of accused out on bail

The court had twice rejected the bail prayer submitted by the accused, on November 4, 2020 and January 16, 2021 as the offences involved were heinous.


Mother of the main accused involved in the infamous Mayang Imphal gang rape and murder case was released on bail under medical grounds on Saturday.

The court of Special Judge (POCSO), Imphal West granted bail to Majida Begum, 50, wife of Md Sikandar Ali of Heibong Makhong Leikai, Mayang Imphal with a PR bond of Rs 50,000.

The court had twice rejected the bail prayer submitted by the accused ie on November 4, 2020 and January 16, 2021 as the offences involved were heinous.

During the hearing, the counsel of the accused submitted that she has been suffering from throat, ear and neck pain and hypertension, and under medical treatment.

The court on April 9, directed the SP, MCJ, Imphal to produce the accused before a competent authority and forwarded the copies of medical status to the court. Further, the court had asked expert opinion about the facilities available in the RIMS and JNIMS hospital on July 16.

A report stated that JNIMS does not have facility for PCN/PCNL but RIMS has facility though due to COVID regulation, the current matter was not considered an emergency.

The charge sheet submitted before the court stated that the accused Majida Begum did not disclose about the facts of the case when her son, who is the main accused, confessed to her about the crime he had committed.

However, by considering the nature of accusation against her and the medical reports submitted by various authorities, the court allowed the accused to be released on bail on medical grounds.

The court released her on the conditions that she should cooperate with the investigation; she should make available before the investigation authority; she should not influence prosecution witnesses, and should not leave the state without prior permission from the court and should deposit a sum of Rs 10, 000 in cash.

It may be mentioned that a 14-year-old girl was found unconscious on September 2, 2020 at Irong Yengdao Palli Mapan and died in RIMS hospital.

 

First Published:Aug. 7, 2021, 10:15 p.m.

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