Manipur, January 30, 2013
A minor girl, belonging to Scheduled Caste community of Kakching, was seduced, kidnapped and raped in Thoubal district of Manipur on January 25. FIR registered and action awaited.
According to the source reaching to North East Support Centre & Helpline that a 17-year- girl, Geeta (name changed) was kidnapped by a man, who was accompanied by three other men, came in a red colour Maruti Van on January 25, 2013 at around 1:30 PM from Kakching.
While the victim was coming from market along with her younger brother, the men pulled her down from vehicle and forcefully pushed into the vehicle and they closed her mouth with some suspected substance. Within a short period of time, her body became senseless and unconscious, NE Helpline stated.
When she gained her conscious, she found herself with aman named Prameshwor Singh, aged 19, alone inside the Maruti van parked in an isolated place and she found bleeding from her private parts and soon realised that she had been raped by the man.
Thereafter, she was taken to the house of the man. His family members forced her to accept that she eloped with her consent. Then his family members took to her back her home next day and she reported the matter to her mother and father.
The rapist is the son of Mr. Yengkokpam Rameshwor Singh of Charangpat Mayai Leikai, Thoubal District, Manipur. The rapist knows the other three persons involved in kidnapping and allowed the rapists to commit the crime of raping the minor girl.
A Fact Finding Team, led by Madhu Chandra, Spokesperson of North East Support Centre and Helpline and Rev. N Debendra Singh, member of Manipur Station Minorities Commission after hearing the report rushed to the victim.
The fact-finding team went to Kakching police station to register FIR against the charges of kidnapping, seducing and raping a minor girl. Kakching police registered an FIR No. 14/2013 against the charges of Kidnapping, Seducing and Raping a minor girl.
The victim is a resident of Kakching Wairi, Thoubal District, Manipur and is presently studying at Shillong. She came home for break after appearing Class XI final exam and her class is due to reopen from February 1 onward.
Y. Ingo Singh, the father of the victim lamented to the fact finding team that the future of her daughter is shelter by the crime committed against his daughter. “I want stringent punishment to the rapist and others involved in kidnapping her daughter,” says Ingo.
The victim is the member of Scheduled Caste community of Kakching the accused and his companions must booked under Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe Prevention of Atrocity Act 1989.
North East Support Centre and Helpline appeals to the Kakching Police to book the culprits under the suitable section of India Penal Code and SC/ST Atrocity Prevention Act.
NE Helpline also demands the compensation to the victim according the Scheme setup by Supreme Court of India.