Accused in forced elopement case held

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 13 : The prime accused and his associates in the alleged kidnapping and forced elopement of a JNU research scholar on December 12 last year have been arrested by the police yesterday.
The prime accused, RK Master (34) s/o RK Sanajaoba of Mayang Imphal Konchak, his associates Amom Soman (40) s/o Amom Ibungo of the same locality and Ningthemcha ningol Landhoni w/o Moirangthem Mohen of Mayang Imphal Konchak Mamang Leikai were arrested yesterday.
The three accused were produced before the Court of CJM Imphal West and have been remanded to five days police custody.
It may be noted that the three accused were on anticipatory bail till December 31. The Sessions Judge Imphal West rejected the second bail application on January 7, 2022 after a bail hearing held on December 31, 2021.
However the police were not able to arrest them since they were at large.
It is worth mentioning that the victim lodged a complaint at Singjamei police station wherein it was stated that she was called out from her house by Rajkumar Master on the pretext of having lunch on December 12 and later forcefully confined along  with the help of Amom Soman and Ningthemcha ningol Landhoni. During the confinement, she was subjected with rape threats and even threatened that they will perform 'Keinya Katpa' (forced marriage) against her will.
Subsequently, Singjamei police station registered a case against them under IPC Section 366, 342, 354, 34, 511 and 376.