No leniency to rape accused: Ao Senden

DIMAPUR, JUNE 13 (MExN): While demanding speedy justice, the Ao Senden on Wednesday demanded that no leniency is to be shown to the accused of the June 10 rape case during the process of the case or trial or in conviction or on quantum of sentence.


In a representation addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, the Ao Senden cautioned that it will never accept any verdict if it is found to be altered.


The accused should be punished as enshrined under section 4 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and proper compensation should be awarded to the victim, the Ao Senden stated in the representation.