Updated 18 Apr 2022, 5:56 pm
Keeping illicit relationships with a married man or a woman is one of the biggest factors of increasing crimes in the region, said retired district and session judge A Noutuneshwari Devi on Monday.
She was speaking as one of the guests of honour during the celebration of the 11th foundation day of Young Women Help Organisation (YWHO) at Kongpal Chanam Leikai in Imphal East.
Noutuneshwari explained that an illicit relationship may lead to forming a broken family where the children might become drug abusers and start indulging in various criminal acts.
Considering these facts, the retired judge appealed to all the people to never fall into illicit relationships or encourage it.
She pointed out that the crime rate in the state is much reduced compared with the past years and the rate of conviction has increased in recent years.
Asserting that there are cases where the accused walk free due to lack of evidence as convicting a criminal totally relies on the material on record, she pointed out the need to fully cooperate with the investigation officer (IO) in collecting evidence and giving the statement of prosecution witness.
A big crime may happen from small pity matter, she said citing a rape and murder case which she had handled where the crime started over a fight on dry fish of Rs 50. “Lets us stay away from crime and give our best effort to prevent any sorts of crime,” she added.
Financial aids were also given to various widows in Imphal East during the celebration.
The function was also attended by Up-Adakshya ZP Imphal East Ksh Tama Devi as chief guest, president of YWHO Th Shanti Devi as president, co-convenor of Medical Cell, BJP Manipur Th Saratchandra and office coordinator of Ayush S Tondang as guests of honour.
First published:18 Apr 2022, 5:56 pm
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