Lady cop hurt as mob attacks rape accused

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 21 : An officer of Imphal East women police station sustained injuries while taking two active cadres of PLA/RPF who are accused of sexually assaulting a minor to Special Court POCSO Imphal East as the supporters and family members of  the 'victim' tried to attack the rape accused today.
The protesters reportedly confronted the IO of the case while she cleared the road to take the rape accused to the Court.
Later, accused Khangembam Sanjoy @ Athoi @ Pambei (28), s/o Manglemba of Kumbi Setapur Maning Leikai and Leishangthem Khomei (53), s/o (L) Bidhu of Haraorok Mayai Leikai were produced before the Court on completion of their police custody period by a team of Imphal East women police station.
The IO of the case submitted that the case was taken up against the two as per a complaint lodged by the father of the victim on September 13, who claimed that his minor daughter  was sexually assaulted by Kh Sanjoy at the hillside of Thumbi Ching at around 7.30 am  on September 12.
During interrogation, accused Leishangthem Khomei has also disclosed that he had earlier raped a minor victim on December 2018 and was in judicial custody for the crime, said the IO and added that Khomei  was granted bail in August 2021.   The IO further said that Khomei met Sanjoy while they were in jail. The IO further submitted that Kh Sanjoy had disclosed that he was instigated by Khomei to sexually assault a minor using  a 9 mm pistol which was seized by Imphal East commando.
The Court on perusal of the case record and after hearing the submission of the IO sent the two rape accused to judicial custody till October 5.