Manipur Violence Security Forces Increased And Fifth Accused Of Assault Of Womens In Viral Video Arrested

By Neha Bhardwaj July 22, 2023 6:05 PM IST

Manipur Violence Update: In Manipur, the fifth arrest has been made on Saturday (July 22) in connection with the stripping of two tribal women. Officials said that the fifth person involved in the incident that took place on May 4 in Kangpokpi district of the state has been arrested. His age is around 19 years. In view of the latest situation in Manipur, the deployment of Army and Assam Rifle has been increased in the border areas of Kuki and Meitei communities.

Apart from this, the army has started building bunkers at many places on the roads. Along with the deployment of Assam Rifles, CRPF and BSF along with the Indian Army, aerial surveillance has also been increased. Significantly, ethnic violence has been raging in Manipur for more than two months. There was a stir across the country after a video of brutality with women from Manipur surfaced on Wednesday.

naked parade of women was conducted

There has been an uproar in Parliament regarding this incident. In this video, the crowd was parading some women naked. It is alleged that the mob sexually assaulted the women before letting them go. A 26-second video of this incident had come to the fore. B. A man who was part of the women’s parade in Phainom village was seen dragging a woman.

The mob also killed two people

The man was among four people arrested on Thursday after the incident was widely condemned. A complaint was lodged at Saikul police station in Kangpokpi district regarding this matter. This incident happened on 4 May. One of the women with whom this shameful incident happened is the wife of a former Indian Army soldier. The mob also killed two people during that time.

Violence started in Manipur on May 3

Violence broke out in Manipur after a tribal solidarity march on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status. In which more than 160 people have lost their lives so far and thousands of people have become homeless.

(also input from PTI)

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