Boyfriend remanded to police custody, house of another suspect dismantled
THOUBAL: The 16-year old girl from Mayang Imphal Bengoon Loukol, reported to have been by her boyfriend and friends, expired at at RIMS ICU on Thursday around 2.15 PM.
The victim was found in an unconscious state Wednesday morning at a roadside pond at Mayang Imphal Maibam Palli Yendaopat under Mayang Imphal Police station. Morning walkers found the girl suspected to have been sexually assaulated and dumped there in the pond. She was battling for life at ICU ward of RIMS and expired today. Body has been deposited to RIMS morgue for autopsy, sources said.
In connection with the case, Police arrested one main accused identified as Md. Arish aka Maja Khan (19), S/o Sikandar of Heibongmakhong Mathak Leikai in Mayang Imphal, who is boyfriend of the victim girl on Wednesday. He was produced before the Special Judge POCSO, Imphal West today and later remanded to police custody for seven days for further investigation. Police is hunting for other accused individuals who are on the run, added the source.
Irate locals of the girl had also dismantled the house of the accused yesterday.
Meanwhile, angry locals of Mayang Imphal on Thursday evening dismantled the house of another suspect namely Md. Mohammed (19), s/o Sanayai of Mayang Imphal Bengool mamang loukok , allegedly involved in the heinous crime.
Police fired tear gas shells to control the angry mob. It took for hours to contain the mob.
On the other hand, Representatives of JAC against the gang rape and Brutal Killing met Chief Minister at 5.00 PM on September 3, 2020 in the presence of Deputy Speaker K. Robindro Singh along with President of MMWO Abdulla Fundreimayum, president of MCM Haji Arafat, and Councillor, Ward No. 11, Mayang Imphal Municipal Council Md. Rahul Khan.
During the meet, the JAC expressed their anguish at the incident and placed their grievances before Chief Minister and condemned the inhuman crime wherein in the CM also shared his grief and sympathy with the JAC and the family members of the victim and assured that justice will be done.
During the meeting, the JAC, CSOs and the Government arrived at an agreement.
As per the agreement, the main accused has been apprehended and is in police custody; that the police will arrest all others, who may have abetted or participated in the crime at the earliest, following all due procedure; that the State government and its agencies will ensure that the investigation is taken up with utmost seriousness and that the State Government will make all efforts to fast track the case under relevant acts, Such as POCSO Act.
It was further agreed that the state government will compensate the family members of the victim in accordance with relevant schemes as may be applicable in this regard, with minimum compensation of Rs. 5 lakh and the JAC agreed to suspend all forms of agitation and extend cooperation to the police to facilitate early completion of investigation.
Meanwhile, a team of Manipur commission for Protection of Child Rights led by its chairperson Sumatibala Ningthoujam conducted spot inspection by visiting to the house of the victim family. The Commission met and collected a report from the representatives of the JAC, family members and local people and the the Chairperson highlighted the need for rigorous punishment of the culprits under POSCO Act, 2012 while also extending full support for the victim.
Chairperson Sumatibala Ningthoujam informed that the Commission has served directives to the concerned authority to arrest all the accused and book them under POCSO act.