JAC members staging relay-hunger strike demanding justice for Babysana at Thangmeiband, Imphal on August 19. (NNN Photo)
Newmai News Network
Imphal | August 19
Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the controversial death of a student in her hostel room on July 18 commenced its relay-hunger strike on Monday as protest demanding justice for the minor girl student continues.
Ten members of the ‘JAC against Murder of N Babysana Chanu’ staged the relay-hunger strike at the western gate of DM College, Thangmeiband on the first day.
However, after the police dispersed them claiming that the area is under CrPC 144, the protest site was shifted at Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai where they continued the protest till late afternoon.
The 12-year-old student of Class-VII of Standard Raobart Higher Secondary School, Cachipur was found dead by hanging in her hostel room on July 18 last in a suspicious manner.
JAC members taking part in the relay-hunger strike strongly condemned the action of the police towards the protestors instead of delivering justice to the “murder” case.
They alleged that the minor student was hung after being murdered
Talking to media persons, president M Ibeyaima of Ema Konthounganbi Meira Paibi, while strongly condemning the police "brutalities" towards the protestors staging "peaceful democratic" protest said that JAC had already registered strong objection to the police investigation that suggested the case to be a suicide case.
She then demanded a "fair and flawless" investigation into the case.
M Ibeyaima then announced that the protests of various forms will be continued until the steps to deliver justice to the victim girl are initiated by the government and the police.
Meanwhile, even after police foiled torch rallies of womenfolk across the valley districts last night, sit-in-protests were staged on Monday at various places joining the chorus, demanding justice to the death of the student.
A woman protestor was injured by tear gas shell fired by police to disperse the protestors carrying out the torch rally in Imphal’s Singjamei area.