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AR compensates woman for assault
Correspondent IMPHAL, DEC 16:
Published on 16 Dec. 2010 11:52 PM IST
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Assam Rifles has agreed to pay a compensation of lakh for allegedly assaulting a woman, wife of a former cadre of NSCN (I-M) Wednesday night at Hundung village in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
The incident occurred when the wife strongly objected to 17 Assam Rifles troops’ attempt to take away her husband. It was reported that while she protested, a masked man who accompanied the troops twisted her hands resulting in a fracture. The masked man also gagged her mouth when she tried to alert the neighbourhood, reports said. Irate villagers, mostly womenfolk protested against the incident. The incident was also brought up to the notice of the civil organisations based in the district. The issued was, however, subsided when the troops of 17 Assam Rifles led by its Commanding Officer reached the meeting venue and apologized to the people and agreed to compensate Rs. one lakh to the injured woman, a report received from Ukhrul stated.

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