In response to a deeply disturbing incident that occurred over two months ago, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asserted a resolute commitment to conducting a comprehensive investigation. The incident involved the appalling act of two women being paraded naked, and the Chief Minister has vowed to ensure that those responsible face the full force of the law, including the possibility of capital punishment. Such heinous acts have no place in society, and the government is determined to take strict action to uphold justice and protect the dignity of its citizens.
Who are the suspects
After taking a suo motu cognisance of the incident immediately after the video surfaced, the Manipur Police swung to action and made the first arrest this morning. According to officials, one of the primary suspects, captured in the video showing a mob molesting two tribal women in a village within Senapati district, has been arrested.
A day after a horrific video from May 4 surfaced on social media, showing two Kuki women being paraded naked, sexually molested by a mob in Manipur, the main suspect Heradas (32) was arrested in Thoubal district.
— The Guwahati Times (@theghytimes) July 20, 2023
What action has been taken against them
In response to a reprehensible incident, the Manipur chief minister expressed strong determination to conduct a comprehensive investigation and impose severe consequences on all those involved, even including the consideration of capital punishment. Emphasizing the unequivocal rejection of such heinous acts in society, the chief minister took to Twitter to assure the public of their commitment to justice. The police have already registered a case at the Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district, citing charges of abduction, gang rape, and murder, attributed to unidentified armed miscreants.
What is PM’s take on this
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep distress and indignation over the alleged incident of women being paraded naked in Manipur, stating that it has brought shame to the entire Indian population of 140 crore. He assured that the law would wield its full force, ensuring that no culprits would escape punishment. The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt concern and vowed to address the situation with utmost seriousness.