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Violence against women increasing in M’pur: Reports
Imphal, Jan 31:
Published on 1 Feb. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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In a shocking incident of violence against women in Manipur, unknown miscreants brutally murdered two members of a family and abandoned their bodies in a paddy field. According to ANI reports, the deceased were identified as Chanba Devi and her eldest daughter Menaka. n the night of 12 January, unknown miscreants posing as cadres of a militant organization abducted the victims from their home in Nungkopal village. he motive behind the killing is yet to ascertained. “I don’t know what really happened, as I was sleeping, but I heard the door opening. When they started talking they asked us to switch off the light. After my mother did so, they told her that the matter had to be discussed outside so that no one could hear it and took her away outside with my sister,” said Raghu, son of the victim. “We believe that they have been raped and murdered. The dead bodies were found in a very sad condition. I was very shocked to see them in that condition. Tomorrow, I will be going to the police station for the case,” said A Ingojao Singh, a relative of the victim. It is not the first time, when Manipuri people have had to bear the brunt of violence. Repeated abductions, killings and extortion by militants have created an atmosphere of uncertainty and insecurity in the region. In November, members of KCP-MC faction killed a 66-year-old farmer in Chigmeirong. He was first abducted and then brutally beaten to death. Militants regularly target hospitals and government employees. Hurling grenades at soft targets and causing deaths of innocent people are a common feature of these attacks. In one of the incidents villagers of Nongbrang chased a group of militants suspected to be belonging to Kuki National Front who used to extort money from the poor villagers and lynched two of them. Unending Violence has affected development and progress of the state. All that people in Manipur want today is stability and peace so that they can lead normal lives.

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