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CSWO demands death pelty for rape & murder accused

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, April 10: The Irene Hujon faction of the Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) has demanded death sentence for a rape accused even as it asked the State government to appoint a special prosecutor to expedite trial in the case.

In a shocking incident, one Vicky Syiemlieh allegedly raped and murdered a 19-year-old-girl at 4½ Mile in Upper Shillong on March 17.

“Crimes like these can no longer be tolerated and should be dealt with a firm hand,” Hujon said in a memorandum to the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.

Hujon suggested the me of Additiol Advocate General, WHD Syngkon to handle the case.

Meanwhile, in a letter to Home Minister Roshan Warjri, the Seng Teilang Kynthei said that the incident has shamed the state. “We feel ashamed that even little children are not spared from being raped and murdered in this once beautiful and peaceful state of ours. It is the bounden duty of our public representatives whom we have elected, to strengthen the judicial system and put in place tough laws to protect women and children,” the Seng Teilang Kynthei said. “We also demand that others who were involved along with Vicky Syiemlieh in this gruesome act be awarded the same punishment,” the organisation said.

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