Imphal, August 22:
Women Action for Development (WAD) deeply condemned the rape of a student of SAINA Institute of Medical Sciences Porompat by the founder of the said Institute on August 14 in the name of elopement.
A press release by WAD said, “The incident will also lead to a trust deficit between the student and the teacher community in the society as two women teacher is said to be involved in the incident. On the other hand, as per the information received from the field visit made by our team, the police failed to arrest the main accused, Yumnam Surjitkumar of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, Imphal East, even after an FIR was lodged at WPS, Lamphel, on August 16. Such negligence of the concern PS will delay in the course of investigation to deliver justice to the aggrieved party.”
On the other hand, WAD is deeply concerned about the unfortunate situation faced by our women, children, and students who are not safe in our own state, in our homes, schools, and institutions. To whom we blame the government/governance, or should we remain silent in the name of development and wait for another women’s war, the press release added.
WAD urged the concerned WPS Imphal West to arrest the main accused immediately and submit a detailed report of the case to the concerned court to reject any pre-arrest bail and to arrest all the co-accused for a thorough investigation to bring justice according to the rule of law. WAD also urged not to protect the accused persons by any influential party.