IMPHAL, June 14: Strongly condemning the alleged rape and murder of Ningthoujam Rebika whose dead body was found at Heirok Part III on June 6 and demanding death penalty for the killers of the innocent woman, a sit-in-protest was staged by Khunnai Nupi Kanba Lup, Salungpham at Salungpham Kang Yambem Mayai Leikai today.
Several placards inscribed with words such as `Hang the killers of Rebika to death`™, `We condemn killing of women`™, `Stop crime against women`™ etc were displayed at the protest site.
Thokchom Leikai Youth Club, Heirok Part II also organized a sit-in-protest at Thokchom Leikai Community Hall in condemnation of the merciless killing of Rebika.
Along with taking out a rally against the rape and murder of Rebika, the protestors also handed over cash amount and eatable items to the bereaved family of the deceased.
Sit-in-protests were also held by Kabo Leikai Development Association, Heirok Part III; YDC Heirok Part III Ngarouthel Leikai; Simdo Club Heirok Part II Keithel; Heshu Club Heirok Part II Maning Leikai and Heirok Part II Moirangthem Leikai at their respective localities demanding death sentence for the killers of the Rebika.
It may be mentioned that JAC formed in connection with the killing of Rebika had met Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on June 11, during which the JAC was assured that charge sheets against the killers will be filed within a month.
Ibobi had also assured that the Centre will be urged to look into the demand of JAC for setting up of a fast track court and amendment of criminal laws after putting up the their demand during the upcoming Assembly session to be commenced from June 26.