IMPHAL, May 28: The District and Sessions Court will announce the final judgement of the court on July 12 day regarding the U- Morok gang rape case in which four persons including two IRB personal are the accused. The final hearing of the case ended today after a 7 month long trial at the District and Sessions court Imphal west.
Speaking to the media outside the court complex, Ng Tejkumar Public prosecutor said that after the concerned police station filed a charge sheet to the court in September last year, the trial was commenced under several sections being charged against all the four accused in the rape case. The Sections include 324, 367, 34, 376, 392 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3 (A) and 25 Arms act, he said
During the 7 months long trial, statements of 25 witnesses were recorded by the Court followed by the argument between the public prosecution and the counsel with the Public Prosecutor submitting the final report to the judge today.
Ng Tejkumar added that the judgment in the case would have come in earlier but the charge sheet filed by the concerned police took time while taking the statement of altogether 90 witnesses, out of which, the court heard the more important 25 witnesses.
It may be mention that all the four accused including the two state police personal identified as Laikhuram Rojit (25), son of L Tomba of Porompat JNIMS road opposite gate number 3; Salam Bijen (34), son of Gourababu of Uripok Sorbon Thingel; Chungkham Ibomcha alias Eigya (37), son of Shamu of Thongju Boroi Makhong and Ksh Kennedy (37), son of Achou of Kongpal Chanam Leikai the later two being personal of 1st IRB were arrested by a team of Bishnupur Police on 23 March 2012 under FIR number 32(3) 2012 Bishnupur police station under Section 326/ 384/ 376/ 511/ 34 IPC and 25 (I-C) Arms act. The four accused are presently lodged in judicial custody at Sajiwa Central Jail with regard to the gang raping of an U – Morok trader from Longlei Nungleiband Village Khoupum under Nungba Sub division.
The U-Morok trader was abducted by the four accused on 22 March when the woman along with her brother in- law namely were heading toward Imphal in a Shaktiman truck to sell U-morok (Chilli) at Imphal. They were halted by the four accused near Keinou Awang Leikai who came in a Santro car. Brandishing a small arm, the four not only assaulted the woman`s brother in law but snatched two Nokia handsets and looted Rs 6500 besides taking away about 40 kgs of chilli worth about Rs 32,000, that belonged to the woman. The woman trader was the led to a nearby paddy field along the inter village road of Irom Meijrao at gun point where the four accused raped her.