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CBI files chargesheet in case related to naked parading of tribal women in Manipur

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against six people and a juvenile in connection with two tribal women being paraded naked in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district in May this year.

A video of the incident, which surfaced in July this year, led to widespread condemnation across the country and globally, prompting the Supreme Court to step in and hand over the case to the CBI.

The agency filed the chargesheet against six people and a report against a child in conflict with the law before a special CBI court in Guwahati.

It was alleged that, on May 4, a mob of approximately 900–1000 individuals, armed with sophisticated weapons, entered B Phainom village in Kangpokpi District of Manipur, vandalised and set houses ablaze, looted properties, assaulted villagers, committed murders, and sexually assaulted women.

It was further alleged that two family members of one of the women paraded naked were also killed in the incident.

The CBI investigation indicated that the accused arrested by Manipur Police were involved in the incident, following which the charge sheet was filed on Monday.

Further investigation is continuing including the identification of other accused involved in the offences beside other aspects of the case.

The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those pertaining to gangrape, murder, outraging the modesty of a woman and criminal conspiracy, the CBI said.

(Published 16 October 2023, 15:16 IST)

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