Imphal, April 11:
In yet another shocking crime against women, a surrendered militant molested a 40 years old widow and tried to rape her.
Lamsang Bazar Thong Maning Meira Paibi demands harsh punishment for the molester and rapist.
Speaking to media persons, the victim Philem Thaba, wife of Late Philem Sarat of Lamsang Bazar Thong Maning Leikai said that the incident took place on March 17, 2018 when she went to deliver some household items at the resident of the culprit Sorokhaibam Inaoton (30 yrs), son of Late Sorokhaibam Rajen of the same area.
Thaba called for the family members of Inaoton but found out that no one was at home except Inaoton, who responded her called from inside the house, she added.
“Inaoton was watching a movie and offered her to join him but the movie which he was watching was and adult movie and as she tried to leave the room Inaoton started touching her body and force her on his bed”, said Thaba.
Thaba also said that she resisted when Inaoton starts to molest and tried to rape her after forcing her in his bed, she even bagged him to let her go.
Seeing no means to escape, she began to shout for help, at that moment Inaoton let her go with a thread not to tell anyone about the incident or she and her family will face various life threats consciences, she added.
“I have remain silent for such a long time thinking about my children’s since the incident as I was scared what will Inaoton come up to my children’s if I bring out the incident to the public of what he have done to her. I should have bring up the incident at that moment itself so that justice could have serve at the earliest”, said Thaba.
Thaba further said that a complaint was file to the Lamsang Police Station on April 9, 2018 after informing to the local meira paibi as she could not wait for the apology from the culprits though the whole story of the incident have been told to the culprits family, even his family began to neglect her and of the incident which is very unfortunate, she added.
Sairem Modubala, President of Lamsang Bazar Thong Maning Meira Paibi (LBTMMP) said that Inaoton has been captured on April 10 after the filing the complaint and now in police custody.
Inaoton who is a surrendered ex-militant, now resided at home is scared by the people of the area as he was once of the notorious persons.
Since he has been captured for the charge of molestation and trying to rape his widow 40 years old neighbor Thaba, LBTMMP and the locals of the Lamsang Bazar Thong Maning Leikai appeals and demands the concern authority to take legal actions and harsh punishment as per the law of the land so that no one can think of doing such evil things in the future, Sairem Modubala added.