RIMS rape case: JAC sets 30 days deadline for investigationIMPHAL | Oct 8
JAC against the alleged rape incident at RIMS today submitted a memorandum to the chief minister, N. Biren Singh demanding that the investigation in connection with the case should be completed within 30 days.
In a media interaction held at Manipur Press Club today, convenor, JAC, Konsam Raj Singh said that the accused, Thokchom Suraj Singh, 36, son of Th. Kulla Singh of Keishamthong Moirang Ningthou Leirak was produced in special judge POCSO, Imphal West today and given a judicial remand of 15 days.
However, the JAC wants swift delivery of justice. The authority concerned has to complete the investigation of the incident within 30 days and submit the report to law court within 40 days, he added and further warned of intensifying agitations from the subsequent day if the state government fails to materialise the demand.
“The state government has to take responsibility if any untoward incident happens during agitations”, he added.
He continued that they also demanded to punish the accused according to the law of the land to prevent from recurrence of such heinous crime. Above this, medical expenses spent on the treatment of the minor girl should be borne by the state government and also by the authority of RIMS hospital.
The memorandum also mentions about providing compensation to the traumatised victim for her future rehabilitation, he added.
While appealing to the state government to bring justice at the earliest, Konsam Raj said that crime against women is rampant nowadays. But the recent one can be categorised as ‘rarest of the rare incident, he claimed. To prevent from such major crime, the state government should act sincerely, he demanded.
Supplementing the media briefing, co-convenor, JAC, T. Ingocha said as per information received from the RIMS authority, the accused was recruited as one of the daily wage workers on September 14, 2016.
Moreover, the bio-data of the accused person is not available at RIMS except for an experience certificate of three months practical training in ECG handling in RIMS Hospital on an honorary basis from November 3, 2015, to February 2, 2016, he added.
“It is very surprising to know that a person working as a daily wage worker is taking charge of night duty. This clearly shows that there is something wrong in the management of the RIMS hospital, which is regarded as one of the premier hospitals in northeast India”, he lamented.
It may be mentioned that on October 3, around 3 a.m. one minor girl was sexually assaulted by an ECG technician of RIMS, Th. Suraj Singh inside a room of RIMS casualty department on the pretext of carrying out ECG test of the minor.
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