Mayang Imphal gangrape case: Government assures speedy arrest of accused

The gangraped victim succumbed to her injuries at 2 pm Thursday morning

The Manipur government has assured speedy arrest of the accused in the alleged rape and death of a minor girl, the Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) said on Thursday.

MMWO representatives, including other civil bodies, met Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the presence of deputy speaker K Robindro over the incident. A memorandum signed by the secretary to chief minister, Ningthoujam Geoffrey assured that the state government and its agency will ensure that the investigation will be taken up with utmost seriousness.

The memorandum further mentioned that the state government will compensate the family members of the victim in accordance with relevant schemes, with a minimum of Rs 5 lakh. 

MMWO also agreed to suspend all forms of agitation and extend cooperation to the police to facilitate early completion of investigation. 

According to reports, the deceased was found unconscious on a roadside in Kakching district on August 1 morning by passers-by. The victim was immediately rushed to RIMS for treatment. She, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries on Thursday at around 2 pm.

Following the incident, an enraged mob vandalised and burned down the house of an accused person at Heibong Makhong Mathak Leikai. The house belonged to one Md Maza Khan, son of Sikandar Ali. As per report it is stated that Maza Khan was reportedly in a love relationship with the victim. 

As per police report it stated that the main culprit was arrested, but the identification of the culprit is not yet disclosed. 

It may be mentioned that the then district and sessions judge of Senapati awarded death penalties to a 29-year-old youth for murdering his girlfriend in August 2019 and to a 21-year-old youth for raping and murdering a four-year-old youth in 2015.

 

First Published:Sept. 4, 2020, 7:07 a.m.

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