IMPHAL, Sept 12: The girl who was found murdered after gang-rape at Cheirao Ching yesterday has been identified as one a 15 year old from Paorei village under Chingai sub-division, Ukhrul district (name concealed).
The victim is said to be a student of RK Sanatombi Vidyala, Pangei pursuing XI standard and presently residing in working women’s cum girls’ hostel at Dewlahland, Imphal.
According to the information received from the hostel, the victim went out of the hostel on Saturday, outing day of the hostel, and remains missing till date.
The victim’s family has urged the government to book and punish the culprit immediately. Strongly condemning the rape and subsequent murder, they termed the act as savage.
Later the lifeless body of the victim was claimed by the family member after post mortem.
The victim was found dead and naked at Cheirao Ching yesterday with bruise marks on her entire body and strangulation mark around her neck.
She bore evidence of allegedly gang-rape before she was murder, speculated the police sources.
Meanwhile, the United NGOs Mission-Manipur (UNM-M) vehemently condemned the rape and brutal killing of the unfortunate girl.
In a statement the UNM-M said that killing of innocent women/children has rapidly increased in the state during the last 5-6 years. It urged the state government to check and investigate the crimes against women and children and book the culprit investigation of all crimes against women and children happening in Manipur.