Things have crossed any human comprehensibility in Manipur as the fire of the conflagration has come down to this as follows.
It is really time that the Centre must take a very serious note of the situation and act immediately not allowing it to get down further lower.
Indeed, on a serious note on the day when the parliament start tomorrow the Prime Minister is expected to make his statement as ‘Manipur ki bat’ instead the usual Man ki Bat.
It was shockingly unbelievable that to women from the Kuki-Zo community were being paraded naked on the streets towards an open field where they were to be gangraped by the Meitei hoodlums.
A shocking video of the entire shameful act went viral in the social media.
No need to say that the victims were crying for help as the captors dragged them while molesting.
It was in Kangpokpi district on 4 May – a day after ethnic violence broke out in the northeastern state.
Unbelievable that one woman was brutally gang-raped, and her brother was murdered by the mob, the complaint stated.
A zero FIR was registered on the same day under sections 302 (murder), 354 (outraging a woman’s modesty), 376 (rape), and 326 (causing grevious hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Accessed by a section of the media the complaint read that on May 4 last 800-1,000 men from various Meitei organisations descended on B Phainom village – a Kuki-dominated village – with ammunition, and allegedly burnt houses down.
In the chaos that followed, five villagers – two men and three women – escaped into a nearby forest. They were later rescued by a police team from the Nongpok Sekmai police station.
But the misfortune followed them as, on their way back to the station, a mob stopped them near Toubul (nearly 2 km from the station) and caught hold of the villagers. The mob allegedly forced the three women to strip and paraded them naked.
One of them was brutally gang-raped – and her brother, who tried to defend her, was murdered by the mob, as per the complaint.
As per a report on The Print, the men screamed, “We will do to you what your men did to our women.”
Revisiting the ordeal, one of the survivors told the publication that they wanted to take “revenge for the Churachandpur case.”