JAC warns

JAC warns

TMB Report

Imphal: The JAC against the rape and attempted murder of a woman from Tangkham Awang Leikai has warned of strong agitations after taking the help of different organizations if the state government and home department fail to file a charge sheet against the accused and begin trial for providing befitting punishment within December 15, 2020.

Addressing media persons, spokesperson of JAC Tijen Nongthombam said that the government was urged to arrange a proper means of livelihood for the victim and give befitting punishment as per the law of the land to the accused.

The victim was identified as Ng. Sandhyarani, daughter of Ng. Gopal of Tangkham Awang Leikai and the accused as a younger youth Ravichandra of Uyumpok Awang Leikai.

Narrating the incident, Tijen informed that on the night of November 19, 2020, the victim and accused Ravichandra left their respective homes for eloping but unfortunately on the next morning at around 4.00 AM she was found beaten brutally and unconscious at the compound of Yumnam Patlou Power Sub-Station.

He further stated that the JAC has been raising a voice on behalf of the victim and seeking punishment for the accused. It also put up demands for arrangement of a suitable means of livelihood for the victim. But, it has been almost 20 days and there is no sign of any action from the side of the government and home department till date, he said.

If the state government and home department fail to file charge sheets and begin trial for judgement within December 15, then the JAC along with various organizations will launch a series of strong agitations, he added.

He said that during the meeting with the SP of Imphal East and Investigation Officer of the case from Women Police assurances were given that they will surely fulfil the demands of the JAC within the set time.

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