The family and JAC against sexual assault of Chaobi (name changed), a minor, have urged the Superintendent of Imphal East to direct the IO of the case to arrest the accused.
Sexual Assault on Minor: Victim’s family, JAC demand arrest of accused
The JAC and the family of sexual assault victim of Imphal East urged the state civil society organisations to support and help them get justice.
Updated 14 Dec 2021, 4:14 am
Addressing the media at the Manipur Press Club on Monday, JAC convener Sagolsem Shyam said that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in April but it came to light only in November. The minor girl was taunted by her lover (accused) in social media with "awkward words", he said. The accused, Thangjam Malemganba @ Tomba, 22, son of Thangjam Kameshwor of Tiger Camp, Imphal East had sexually assaulted the minor with the false promise of marrying her, the convener said.
When words started spreading in social media, the family visited the minor girl’s family and asked for taking the minor as a wife of the accused, Shyam said. But, when the family of the victim asked for performing the simple ritual ceremony, the accused family denied and refused to take the minor. The incident took place on November 23 and following this incident, the family of the victim lodged an FIR at Porompat Women Police Station, the convener added.
The FIR has been lodged against the accused under section 4 of POCSO Act, penetrative sexual assault, but the IO of the case is yet to arrest the accused, said Shyam while alleging that the accused is still active on Facebook and other social media platforms. But, the IO of the case responded that the accused phone is off, Shyam said.
Therefore, the JAC and the victim’s family urged the state civil society organisations to support and help them get justice and urged the SP, Imphal East to direct the IO of the case to arrest the accused as soon as possible, the convenor of the JAC said.
First published:14 Dec 2021, 4:14 am