Imphal, Jan 17
The Manipur Students’ Association, Pune (MSAP) while condoling the death of a class XII Manipuri girl at Pune on January 10 evening denied question of being gang-raped. The Pune based Manipuri Students’ body said that the statement by the representatives of AMSU through leading Manipuri paper in connection with the death of the girl under the heading “A class XII student was found brutally murdered after being gang-raped near Khadki railway station, pune ….” stands as an imaginary and baseless.
The Manipuri student, Ms. Mahima Khan was found dead on the night of January 10, 2020near Khatki railway station.
MSAP statement said that the viral news circulation of the prejudice cause of her death through various social media like Facebook, WhatsApp including some of the Manipuri local print and electronic media and TV channels is unfortunate and heartfelt.
“The viral news circulated may be treated as the baseless and imaginary”, it added.
MSAP statement said that the deceased girl Mahima Khan went to buy some eatables at around 6:40-6:45pm from her home on Friday, the 10th January 2020 and never returned back home. As per the SOS massage received from the driver of the Pune-Lonavala local train around 7:30 pm of Friday, the 10th January by the Khadki Railway station, two death bodies were recovered by the police from the railway track near Khadki railway station, as per the police report. The two unknown death bodies were then deposited to the morgue of the Sassoon hospital by the police team at around 10pm of Friday, the 10th January 2020.
On the other hand, the family members were searching whereabouts of her over the nearby areas till late night and finally lodged a missing report to the Khadki police station around 11:30pm on the same night. As a reply to the missing report lodged by the family, the concerned police informed about having a death body and further informed the family to visit the morgue of Sassoon hospital to identify the death body. The parents of the deceased who were in Manipur rushed to Pune by 11:30pm of Saturday, the 11th January 2020 and established the identity of their daughter. MSAP members and some of Manipuri elders working in Pune were with the parents till the identification process ends.
The lifeless body of Ms. Mahima Khan was claimed by the parents on 12th afternoon about 1:30 pm and brought at their residence. Afterwards, the final rites and rituals were performed in the evening about 5:30pm. In this juncture, the actual cause of her death could not be established yet.
MSAP and the bereaved family are in constant touch and demanding the actual SOS massage of the train driver as well as the detailed interrogation of the train driver in this regard.
“In case, there is any possibilities of criminal conspiracy and murder, MSAP and all the Manipuris in Pune will not spare any stone unturned to bring the justice”, the MSAP said.