A 21-year student was allegedly abducted and raped by the founder and managing director of Saina Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Porompat, Imphal, on August 14 in connivance with two lady teachers of the institute.
In this regard, the Lamdaibung Social Welfare Club, Kakwa Lamdaibung located at Imphal West district has urged the police concerned to arrest the accused and co-accused in the case.
The Lamphel Women PS has lodged FIR against the founder and the two women under section 3666/376/417/12-B/34 IPC for kidnapping, rape, cheating, criminal conspiracy with common intention on August 16.
Speaking to the media on Friday at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, assistant secretary of the club, Ibomcha Kangujam, said that on August 14 at around 1 pm, the victim was picked up from her residence by her two women teachers, identified as Sonia Yambem @ Nonibala and Kunjarani of Saina Institute of Medical Sciences, Porompat for a picnic at Andro.
The victim was then kept at SK Wajid Shah’s home located at Sekmaijin, where the girl was later raped by SIMS founder cum manager Yumnam Surjitkumar, he alleged.
According to the victim’s statement, she was given a cold-drink which she drank while returning from Andro after which she allegedly became unconscious only to find herself at Wajid’s home when she gained consciousness around 9:30 pm.
She said that at first, she didn't know where she was but she asked a person staying at Wajid’s residence and knew where she was. She said that she found the founder cum managing director, Yumnam Surjitkumar, on the bed with her and since she was scared that he would kill her, she couldn’t say anything.
“I was in pain but I controlled myself from screaming to save my life,” the girl said.
The following morning, on August 15, SIMS’s founder cum managing director told her that she should agree to all things happening to her and go home. You can do whatever you want against me after that, the MD allegedly told her.
“He threw a bundle of Rs 500 notes and gave me an iPhone mobile, telling me to do whatever I want after returning home," said the victim girl.
She also said that when she went for the picnic, she was not with the founder cum MD but with the two teachers along with Kunjarani's sister and brother. And when they tried to return home as it was late, the vehicle was not there as the MD had taken it for a drive.
After some time, a vehicle came to pick them up, the driver of which was SK Wajid Shah and, on the way, one of them gave her the cold-drink which she drank following which she didn't know what was happening around her.
The victim recalled a previous incident where the MD proposed to her and she rejected. They are not in a relationship, the girl clarified.
Following the girl’s allegation, Ibomcha Kangujam informed that the family and people SIMS’s founder cum managing director visited the victim’s residence to calm it as an elopement.
“Stop trolling the victim girl without knowing the truth on social media,” said the assistant secretary of the club.
Ibomcha Kangujam, representing the family of the victim and local Meira Paibi, condemned the act of the two women who were involved in the criminal conspiracy and appealed for arresting the accused and co-accused as soon as possible.
Stating that the police asked them to wait for three days from the date of FIR registered, he said that it’s been four days and no action has been taken up yet.