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Manipur women parade case: Main accused’s house burnt down

Meanwhile, the house of the main accused in the sexual assault case was burnt down by an agitated mob comprising mostly women on July 20.

GUWAHATI: 

Four accused have been arrested in connection with the shocking case of two women being paraded naked on camera by a mob in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district on May 4, state police said on Thursday.

“Four main accused arrested in the Viral Video Case: 03 (three) more main accused of the heinous crime of abduction and gangrape under Nongpok Sekmai PS, Thoubal District have been arrested today. So a total of 04 (four) persons have been arrested till now.

“The State Police is making all-out efforts to arrest the other culprits at the earliest. Raids are continuing,” the Manipur Police tweeted.

No sooner than the video went viral on July 19, the main accused, Huirem Herodas was arrested by the police on July 20th morning. Three others were arrested on the same day.

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Meanwhile, the house of the main accused in the sexual assault case was burnt down by an agitated mob comprising mostly women on July 20.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who had earlier said two more accused had been arrested, announced that maximum punishment would be accorded to the perpetrators.

The CM, who also holds the home portfolio, said that the interrogation of the two arrested persons is being conducted by senior police officials, and at this juncture, he would not be able to disclose the details.

(With inputs from agencies)

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