Imphal: Violence broke out during the Tribal Unity Yatra that took place on May 3 in Manipur. More than 150 people died in the ethnic riots that followed this for more than 2 months. It has now come to light that the police did not take action despite the complaints in this regard.
A few days ago, a video of two tribal women being paraded naked by members of the Maithei tribe in Senapati district of Manipur state created a sensation on social media. Manipur police has intensified the operation to arrest the criminals.
Similarly, there are reports of many brutal incidents in Manipur after May 3. There is now information that another brutal incident took place in the capital Imphal on May 4. Two Kuki sisters work in a car cleaning shop.
One of them was 24 years old and his younger sister was 21 years old. Both lived in a rented house in Gonwung Manak, a Maithei-dominated area of Imphal city. On May 4th, a gang of Maithei people entered their house and sexually assaulted them and then killed them.
In an interview given by their father regarding this incident, he said: We belong to the Kuki tribe. A friend of the elder daughter said that a gang belonging to Maithei tribe entered the house where my daughters lived on May 4 and killed them.
After hearing this information, I went to the mortuary with a police officer. The doctor said that both my daughters were sexually assaulted and killed.
I filed a complaint with the police. The police did not tell me why no action was taken. They said the bodies have been kept in the mortuary for investigation.
No one has been arrested so far. This was said by the father of the murdered sisters. He is a priest. In his complaint, he said that gangs belonging to Maithei youth organization Meethe Leipun, Gangle Pak, Kanpa Loop, Arambai Tenggol and World Maithei Council may have been involved in this brutal act. Complaints have been given that members of this organization are involved in many violent incidents.
Many brutal incidents of violence in Manipur lack video evidence. So the Manipur police did not take any action
The Kuki people have complained. Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh is yet to comment on these complaints.