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Women protest against rape

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By EMN Updated: Oct 28, 2014 12:27 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 27

Hundreds of women took to the streets today in Kohima staging a silent protest against the rape of an 80-year-old woman in Jotsoma by two youth – Adu Nakro and Vezhohu Resuh – on October 25. The womenfolk later submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner Kohima, urging the authorities to book the culprits under appropriate section of IPC and award them the highest penalty. They also appealed that the accused should not be released/granted bail under any circumstances.
The two youth were taken under police custody on Sunday, after they were caught and given a sound thrashing by irate Jotsoma villagers.

ASU, JVYO condemn
The Angami Students Union (ASU) and the Jotsoma Village Youth Organization (JVYO) have vehemently condemned the rape incident in Jotsoma village on October 25 describing it as barbaric act.
The ASU in a press note issued by its press secretary Khriezelhou Vitso today demanded that the accused should be awarded the highest degree of punishment and appealed to the government to initiate appropriate action.
The JVYO has vehemently condemned the immoral act and conduct of the two rape accused Adu Nakro, son of Zuhukho Nakro of Tenyizou village and Vezhohu Resuh, son of Vehureh Resuh of Pholomi Village, temporarily residing at Phezhu Jotsoma village and also daughter-in-law Viliebeino (C√ľkano) of the victim.
In a release today, JVYO president Rokokhotso Rino and general secretary Vizakietuo Nagi said the victim of the beastly act is a permanent resident of Jotsoma village and an elderly woman. The crime committed by the accused deserves highest degree of punishment and must be condemned, it said and demanded that the law enforcement agencies with all sincerity must first deliver justice to the victim and then take due provisioned action to punish those under their custody.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 28, 2014 12:27:37 am