A 22-year-old woman was beaten brutally by her husband and a mob, reportedly organised by her husband, for allegedly having an illicit relationship with a man. The incident occurred on July 12, 2022 around 10 pm at her matrimonial home located at Sora Makha Leikai, Kakching district.
According to a complaint by the victim, her hands and feet were tied with rope, her hair cut and was beaten brutally with telephone cable wire and stick by her husband and the mob.
The woman was rescued by a team of OC of Kakching PS after her parents informed the police on July 13 at around 1 pm. The woman lodged a complaint against her husband and others who were involved in the mob violence on July 19 but the police refused to take action, the woman charged.
The victim then approached the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) for appropriate recommendation to the concerned police station.
The victim’s complaint report stated that she was in bed, about to sleep, at her husband's home after having dinner when her husband suddenly came and questioned her about having an illicit relationship with one of her neighbours. Her husband, identified as Md Sajid Khan of Sora Makha Leikai, pulled her from the bed and started kicking her, and then called out to his family.
She further stated that her husband’s family along with the neighbouring people gathered and organised a mob, beginning to beat her with telephone cable wire and stick. They tied her leg and hands with rope and then cut her hair, she continued adding that though she sought help, nobody came forward.
She lodged a complaint to the SP of Kakching PS for appropriate action against her husband and other nine persons on July 19 but no action has so far been taken.
She approached the commission and the commission registered a case for investigation under section 12 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
MHRC has recommended DGP, Manipur to direct SP and OC of Kakching district to take appropriate legal action against culprits without any delay and submit the action taken report to the commission on or before August 4.