Manipur news: 4 people arrested including the main culprit by the police


Manipur News: The horrific incident happened just a day after violent clashes erupted between the majority Meiteis and tribal Kukis. As the video surfaced, the police swung into action and arrested four people including the main culprit.

A video of May 4 went viral on Wednesday, in which two women can be seen being paraded naked and molested by a mob in the Kangpokpi district of Manipur. The horrific incident happened just a day after violent clashes erupted between the majority Meiteis and tribal Kukis. As the video of that incident surfaced late Wednesday, the police swung into action and arrested four people, including the main culprit. And the hunt is on for more involved in the case.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  According to the police complaint, an estimated 800 to 1,000 people from the Meitie community stormed B Phainom village, causing widespread destruction and loot. They burnt down homes and vandalised properties. During the chaos, five villagers, including two men and three women, managed to escape to the safety of the nearby forest.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They were later rescued by the Nongpok Sekmai Police group, yet while being taken to the police headquarters, the crowd seized them. One of the men was killed right away and the three ladies had to strip exposed, as per the FIR. One of the ladies, matured 21, was gang-raped and when her sibling endeavored to mediate, he was killed, India Today revealed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Earlier in the day, The Indian Express reported that a victim claimed that the police handed them over to the mob. A police complaint was filed about the horrific incident on May 18. In that complaint, the victims alleged that the younger woman, who is in her 20s, was “brutally gang raped in broad daylight”.

People protesting against Manipur violence.

 

In the complaint, they said that they had fled to a forest for shelter after their village was attacked but they were later rescued by the Thoubal police. They were being taken to the police station but were stopped on the way by a mob, as per the complaint.

The younger woman claimed that the police left them on the road with the mob. “The police picked us up from near home and took us a little away from the village, and left us on the road with the mob. We were given to them by police,” she was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

 


1 thought on “Manipur news: 4 people arrested including the main culprit by the police”

Leave a Comment