NWU vehemently condemns rape
Dimapur, February 21 (MExN): Defying crimes against humanity, Naga Women Union (NWU) expressed deep shock and vehemently condemned the heinous crime of committing rape and attempt to murder of Kumari Durga Devi (14) d/o Kedar Sharma of New Takaimai, Senapati District on 9th Feb. 2012 at 2:15pm by Ngangom Shanti Kumar (26) s/o Ngangom Rajen of Takaimai Village but basically from Mayai Leikei of Sekta Village, Imphal East District under Lamlai Police Station.
In a press note issued by LM Tabitha, General Secretary, NWU it was stated that NWU appreciates and extends full support to the JAC, Senapati for appealing and pressurizing the competent authorities – Chief Minister of Manipur, SP Senapati, Civil Organisation, Churches, and general public in arresting the culprit and ensured that justice is delivered to the victim and her family at the earliest, for we know “Justice Delayed is Justice denied”.
Kumari Durga Devi, is a student of Govt. High School, Kuki Taphou studying in standard/class IX who was brutally raped, blinded and attempted to murder by the accused on the ill-fated day (09-02-2012/02:15pm).
She was abandoned at the incident site to die but by God’s grace she was alive but seriously injured, her throat and both eyes were badly damaged. Her left eye is beyond visibility and the right eye is partly visible. She is living but maimed and blind for the rest of her life. She is being ripped in the bud in the prime of her life by the brutal and beastly action of Shanti Kumar.
Durga is now being treated in Shankar Dev Nethralaya Hospital, Gauwahati but is further referred to Eye Hospital, Madurai/Indore. The victim is desperately in need of finance for further immediate treatment. Durga’s father a milkman by profession is not in a position to meet the expensive treatment.
Naga Women’s Union (NWU) in solidarity with JAC, Senapati appealed to the government to extend financial assistance towards her medical treatment and to provide a job to sustain her. The NWU strongly demands that justice is ensured by awarding a befitting punishment to the culprit in accordance with the law of the land and bail should not be granted taking into consideration seriousness of the crime committed by the accused. So that such a heinous crime and barbaric act is not repeated in the future.
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