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Arunachal: Demand for speedy justice in Changlang rape-murder case

Itanagar: Hundreds of people from all walks of life on Friday participated in a protest rally organised by the Tirap Changlang Longding and Namsai Students’ Union (TCLNSU) of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here against the alleged rape and murder of one Ngenem Ngaimong in Changlang district.

The protestors demanded capital punishment for the two accused, fast-tracking of the case and immediate formation of a special investigation team to investigate the case.

Similar protests were also held at the Bordumsa and Kharsang circles of Changlang district on the day.

Speaking to reporters, TCLNSU general secretary Hongkhil Tekhil claimed the victim was mercilessly raped and later murdered by the accused.

He also suspected the involvement of more than two persons in the case and demanded the arrest of the accomplices of the accused.

Former student leader, Biru Nasi said rape and murder cases have been seemingly increasing in the state due to loose laws and untimely punishment. Also Read: 2 sentenced life imprisonment for APRB cashier murder case

He said prompt judgment and severe punishment in such cases will send a strong message that no one will commit such a crime in future.

“The lawmakers should not encourage such crimes by delaying justice to the victims and their families. Justice delayed is justice denied. Therefore, lawmakers should fast-track such crimes,” he said.

APPSU vice-president Meje Taku appealed to the home department to immediately intervene in the matter so that the accused is served punishment according to the law.

Changlang superintendent of police Mihin Gambo said the police received a missing report on March 11. They subsequently arrested two people for kidnapping on March 27.

He said the public had demanded custody of the accused and the agitated people torched police vehicles parked in the station when they were told it was against the law to hand the duo over.

“The police have confirmed the involvement of Arun Shisku (24) and Dinesh Mardi (22) in the case. Both are from Dibrugarh, Assam but work in Kharsang,” he said, adding that efforts are on to deliver justice to the victim at the earliest.

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