PASIGHAT, Apr 24: The public Wednesday took out a protest rally here in East Siang district against physical assault on a woman of Rani Village near here, allegedly by her husband and family members.
The protesters demonstrated before the Pasighat police station and demanded immediate arrest of the accused in the case.
The survivor, Yalik Siram Taloh was allegedly assaulted by her husband and other family members last week.
A case has been registered against Kamin Taloh and Oyon Ering Taloh under section 307/34 IPC at the Pasighat police station.
Reportedly, the main accused is still absconding.
Demanding early arrest of the absconding accused for domestic violence and attempted murder of Yalik Siram Taloh, the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW)team met the accused mother-in-law of the victim in judicial custody at Pasighat and questioned her about the incident in detail.
A team of the APSCW, comprising of vice chairperson Heyomai Towsik, member Techi Hunmai and member secretary Yame Higio visited Pasighat on Tuesday following the receipt of a complaint on 20April and had also met the victim, who is presently undergoing medical treatment.
Later, the team also met the East Siang deputy commissioner, superintendent of police, officer-in-charge and investigating officer of the case and discussed with them the details of the case.
The APSCW has appealed to all citizens and community-based organizations to desist from taking law into their handsand extend all possible support to the district administration and police department.
The North East Human Rights Organization (NEHRO) has also vehemently condemned the assault on the women and demanded the East Siang superintendent of police to arrest the accused immediately.
“It is very unfortunate that women are still treated as slaves in today’s society,” the NEHRO said, while expressing serious concern over the incident.
The human rights organization also demanded the SP to conduct the investigation in a free and fair manner to deliver justice to the victim.