Showing their solidarity with Ak Nonganba JAC, as many as six women groups demanded early submission of chargesheets against those arrested accused and arrest those at large, failing which they warned to launch different forms of agitations.
The six groups are Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL); Kangla MEI; Women Association for Socio-Economic Development; Eramdam Kanba Apunba Lup, Porei Leimarol and Salai Apunba Nupi Lamjing Lup.
The body of Nonganba was recovered near Changoubung Village, West of NH-2 in Kangpokpi district on February 12 afternoon.
In connection with the case, police had apprehended two individuals identified as Th Sonia, 40, daughter of Th Shantikumar of Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai, Imphal West (girlfriend of Nonganba), and deputy kilonser of NSCN-IM Moses Gonmei. Both of the accused are serving in judicial custody, while another accused who is also a cadre of NSCN-IM Stephen Dangmei is still at large.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club in Imphal, the president of AMKIL L Nganbi drew the attention of the authorities concerned to award a severe form of punishment against Sonia (accused) terming her an insult to the women folk of Manipur.
Nganbi said it is unfortunate that Sonia allegedly hired an “outlawed” group (NSCN-IM) to assassinate Nonganba.
Drawing the attention of the NSCN (I-M) functionaries, the AMKIL president urged the outfit to initiate action against their cadres who were involved in the crime.
AMKIL would be compelled to take up intense forms of agitations with support from all CSOs and the general public if justice is delayed, she said.
The six Ima Lups also demanded death penalties or life imprisonment for all the culprits involved in the murder case.
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