Nemcha for action against rapists
CJM Noutuneshwari records statement of minor victim
IMPHAL | Apr 21
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen strongly condemning the recent gang rape of two teenage girls on Cheiraoba evening, urged the authority concerned to take stringent action against the culprits.
In the wake of the condemnation from various quarters against the incident, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, A Noutuneshwari, today recorded the statement of one of the Cheiraoba gang rape victims.
It has been established that the victim who gave her statement before the CJM Imphal East, is confirmed to be a minor.
Relevant documents authenticating the age of the said victim have been reportedly submitted before the court.
The statement of the other victim is due to be recorded by the CJM Imphal East on Monday. The age of the second victim is yet to be established.
A statement issued by Nemcha Kipgen through the IPR department, said “Those culprits involved in such grievous and inhuman act should be given stringent action so as to avoid incident like this in future.”
The Minister had also given assurance for extending maximum assistance in getting justice for the girls.
On the advice of the Minister, a team of Manipur State Commission for Women led by its chairperson Dr. K. Sobita Devi and members and Manipur State Social Welfare Board have jointly inspected the case and have also counselled and gave moral support to the victims and the family.
Necessary medical examination of the victims had undergone and after the consent of the victims, both the raped victims are handed over to their respective parents.
The IPR statement further mentioned that after the incident, chairperson Child Welfare Committee, Imphal East District, Child Protection Officer and Women Police Station, Imphal East have jointly worked out to find the whereabouts of the culprits.
As per the report by the team, the culprits are now under the Porompat police custody against the FIR No. 15(4)2017WPS-IE u/s 376D/120-B/363/34IPC and 6 POCSO Act 2012 and interrogation is under process.
Kipgen lauded the timely and efficient work carried out by the Manipur police. She also raised concern and appealed to all the young ladies to be on alert whenever they are likely to face such mishap, it said.