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Male Police enter residence of Thanga Gang rape victim – Rights body

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, April 28,

 

In a serious allegation by Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights, state police posted at Keibul Police station entered the residence of Thanga Gang Rape Victim on the night of April 27- the day the victim returned home without the presence of any women police personnel and conducted search operation for some of the people who were involved in attacking the house of an accused on February 14.

The Rights body said that the male police entered the victim residence on the first day of her return at her house after the incident took place and also threatened the family members of the victim . 

A memorandum demanding appropriate action has been submitted today to the Chief Minister of Manipur. 

The Rights body in the memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister had also stated that on April 25, some person had indirectly threatened the victim girl showing a gun inside the Bishnupur Court premises while she was attending for recording 164 statement in the court.  The Bishnupur court is located adjacent to the Bishnupur district Police headquarter. The victim girl also received  a threat call from an unknown number a day before she appeared before the court for the 164 statement, the Rights body added.

The Rights Body urged the Chief Minister for replacing of both the Keibul Officer-in-charge by transferring him from the police station, I.O of the case and the police personnel by the officers who have integrity in dealing with such crime.

Other demands includes arrest the persons involved in protecting the rapist till date and arrest the remaining rapist as well as arrest of the person who had threatened the girl on phone and on the premises of the court.

The vicitm of the Thanga rape case is a minor. In response to the outrage over recent cases of rapes in Kathua and Unnao the Union Cabinet had recently approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to provide death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years, according to a senior government official. 

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance provides for stringent punishment of a jail term of minimum 20 years or life imprisonment or death for rape of a girl under 12 years.

As per the ordinance, for the crime of rape of a girl under 16 years, minimum punishment has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, which can be extended to imprisonment for the rest of life. Minimum punishment for rape of women has also been increased from rigorous imprisonment of 7 years to 10 years, which can be extended to life imprisonment. It provides for speedy investigation and trial, which must be completed in two months. There will be no provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of rape or gang rape of a girl under 16 years.

 

 

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