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CSWO condemns traditiol heads? action

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT


Staff Correspondent

Shillong, May 5: The CSWO condemned the alleged actions of the traditiol heads of the village of Umkadhor, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya, who were accused of threatening and hushed up a rape case committed by one Tuesday Syngkli of the same village in the year 2015 against a young girl who was from another village.

CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing in a release stated, “The family of a young girl had earlier complained to the village heads about the rape hoping they would hand over the person to the police but since the complaint was by the clan head, it was later hushed up and the parents of the young girl have today 4/5/2017, gone to file an FIR in Nongpoh PS, Ribhoi District Meghalaya, against Tuesday Syngkli”.

The family members of the victim is said to have stated: “As she was studying in a school near by the family she was assured of schooling and she could help out in the house of Tuesday who had a family with 2 children. The alleged man is said to have taken advantage of the situation and had raped and gagged her mouth and had threatened that she should not tell anyone but even then she informed her family and the clan had written to the headman about the incident. The CSWO cpresident said, “Instead things were being hushed up and the clan head has most probably according to her relatives, has withdrawn the complaint and village elders threatened that they should not report the matter to the Police”.

It is revealed by the sister of the victim that she has delivered a baby girl and the child is now about 10 months old. Today they seek Justice, and delay was not intentiol.

The CSWO urge the authorities to assist the girl and provide her justice and arrest the rapist and those involved even in hushing up the crime, as rape is a heinous crime not only against women and children but against the society as a whole.

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