16-year old girl found hanging after frequent threats from ex-boyfriend, accused arrested

TMB Report

THOUBAL: In a shocking incident, a 16 year old minor girl was found hanging after her ex-boyfriend had frequently threatened her. The incident occurred on Monday at around 2:30 PM under Sugnu Police station of Kakching district.

According to the complaint report lodged by the victim’s father, the name of the accused person who had threatened the victim is Khaidem Naoba (19), son of Raghumani of Sugnu Napat Thongkha makha leikai.

Sugnu PS took up a case and the accused was arrested on Tuesday.

The report stated that the victim was in a relationship with the accused person for the last six months or so. However, due to racial relation and as advised by her mother, the relationship ended.

As per the report, following the break-up Naoba had written on Facebook words on the 25th and 30th of January, 2020 that maligned the honour and prestige of the victim. Moreover, the accused had also threatened to marry her forcibly and even come to her school and kill her, the report added.

Then on Monday (10th February), the victim was found hanging in a TV room of her house after locking the door, the report added.

A sit in protest was held at Sugnu market on Tuesday morning and a JAC was also formed who adopted resolutions and demanded that charge sheet be framed against the accused at the earliest, that the culprit be booked under POCSO Act as there was suspicion of sexual assault. The JAC also resolved to strongly condemn the wrong use of social media, and that the victim’s family should be adequately compensated by the Government.

The dead body of the victim was claimed on late Tuesday night by the JAC as some of their demands had been fulfilled.

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