Manipur viral video case: One more arrested, tally rises to five

Imphal: The Manipur Police on Saturday arrested another person in connection with the sexual assault of two Kuki women that took place on May 4.

The person has been identified as Yumlembam Nungsithoi Metei.

This was the fifth arrest in connection with the case.

According to police, they are making all-out efforts to arrest the remaining accused persons and are conducting raids at suspected hideouts.

On Thursday, a group of agitated women burnt the home of Huirem Herodas Meitei, the main accused in the case.

On July 19, a video showing two Kuki women being paraded naked by a mob in the Kangpokpi district was widely shared on social media.

Three women, including the two who were seen in the video, were sexually assaulted in B Phainom village of Kangpokpi district on May 4, a day after clash erupted between Meitei and Kuki communities.

“Till now, five accused were arrested in connection with the case. We are conduction raids to arrest others who were involved in the crime,” said a police officer.

On the other hand, the Manipur government has decided to airlift Meiteis living in Mizoram from Sunday (July 23).

Special flights have been arranged to airlift people belonging to the Meitei community from Mizoram.

The flights will operate between Aizawl and Imphal; Aizawl and Silchar in Assam.

This decision to airlift Meiteis from Mizoram was taken by the Manipur government following threat against Meiteis rose after a video of two Kuki women being paraded naked by a mob of Meitei men went viral recently.

The situation can aggreviate in Mizoram after the viral video. Meitei’s are living in Mizoram for many years, the Manipur government has been fearing that they could be attack after the video of two women paraded naked went viral.

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