July 15, 2012:
A 56 years old woman was molested by a 54 years old neighbour last night at Khunyai Leikai, Kakching, Manipur.
The Complaint was lodged at Kakching police station this morning and police was reluctant to registered FIR and arrest the culprit. According to the source reaching North East Support Centre and Helpline that inccident happened when the victim was seating outside her home along her daughter in-law, the neighbour Ibomcha came grabed hold of her and outraged her modesty. She was frighten with shame and insult and fell unconsious and later admitted at Kakching Community Health Centre.
The family member hired a lawyer and lodged complaint at Kakching Police station and the concerned police official neither register FIR nor taken any action until North East Support Centre and Helpline spoke to the OC of Kakching police station. ”I was stunned at the attitute of Kakching Police official, when enquired about the case. The OC said that no FIR will be registered and action taken as it is the matter of case between neighbours,” says Madhu Chandra, Spokesperson of North East Support Centre and Helpline.
The assurance was give to NE Helpline after talking to the OC, if not case registered and action taken against the culprit, the matter will be taken up with higher authorities. The National Crime Records Bureau has recorded Manipur the four highest crime against women. Such inactiveness of law enforcing agencies will motivate the perpetators to commit such crimes in future. UPA government’s home ministry has brought new law to curve the crime against North East people in different cities, Manipur govertment must bring policy and plan of action to stop crimes against women in the state.