Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, Aug 16: After over a month of exacting quest for justice, a rape victim has charged the local police with underhandedly protecting the accused without regard to rule of law.
Speaking at a press conference at Manipur Press Club here today, a 14-year old Sakina aka Mami of Keirao Makting Awang Leikai said that the persons who ravaged her modesty and raped her inhumanely continued to receive police protection despite the fact that she has doubtlessly identified the five accused several times before the police.
Significantly, Sakina was reportedly abducted by five persons, including Md Mujibur Rahman aka Ebungo (25), MV Jalandin and Md Amir, on July 15 just before midnight and allegedly gang raped.
“I m obliged to come out and seek justice so that no woman would have to go through similar fate as I have,” she said, and added, “I demand punitive justice and a befitting punishment against the persons who raped me.”
Convener of Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the kidnapping of Sakina, MV Abdul Halim “condemned” the OC and Asst. IO of Irilbung police station for continuing to shield the five accused despite unmistakably identifying him to be Sakina’s abductor and in spite of several memoranda and statements submitted to the police department.
The JAC said that the five accused have been roaming free without any action being initiated by the police department despite medical report inimitable implicating him of committing the crime.
Even after a month, the case has been dragging on without any sight of ending, the convener said and asked for justice to be delivered in favor of the aggrieved Sakina.