IMPHAL | Feb 1 : The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) said Thockchom Ratan (47), son of Th. Jugeshwor of Charangpat Maning Leikai was shot dead yesterday at 3.30 pm by the organisation as a punishment for raping his own daughter- in-law.
A release signed by director, department of publicity, M. Sakhen said Ratan had repeatedly raped the wife of his own son on gun point, at a hotel in North AOC on September 14, 2012. He not only raped her but also threatened her not to disclose about the incident. The so called indian courts, which are puppets of the colonial rule, instead of giving punishments for such horrible crimes, are protecting them and this directly or indirectly supports rape culture, the release alleged. However, UNLF will continue confronting those who are against the sovereignty of the state, and those who go against its womenfolk, it said. UNLF urges all to support the organisation’s confrontations being taken against criminal activities in the state, by providing information and help, it added.