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Girl reveals ordeal in video tape
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 19 2011: Fourteen year old Memmi Saktina, who claimed her modesty was outraged by two men on more than one occasion, revealed her ordeal in a video recording made by the family during police questioning of the teenager.

As per contents of the video recording which some of the family members shared with the Sangai Express today, Saktina said as she went to purchase eggs from a nearby shop on July 15 evening some unidentified persons came out from a greyish Alto car, and put a handkerchief on her face.

Saktina, a budding hockey player, and hailing from Keirao Mayai Leikai identified two of her kidnappers as Babul and Hashan.

Soon after contact with the foul smelling cloth, Saktina said she became immobile and was bundled inside the vehicle and driven away from the site along with five persons towards a hilly terrain.

Inspite of dizziness conversation of the abductors could be picked up, Saktina maintained saying Babul told her that she was made the target to avenge non compliance of monetary demand served to her family/clan.

In addition to threatening her that she and her entire clan would be wiped out, the unidentified persons stopped the vehicle and two of them committed the crime twice each.

Recounting that one of the kidnappers protested the abuse followed by animated conversation among them, the girl also revealed that SMS messages were sent from her mobile phone by her kidnappers.

After keeping her throughout the night in their custody, she was bundled again inside the vehicle at the break of dawn with Babul telling Saktina's family to open the gate/door as she was being brought home.

She also disclosed of being injected from behind and blind-folded before the car was driven and remembered Babul along with Hashan helping a groggy Saktina inside a residential compound in her locality before removing the blindfold and hurrying away from there.

The girl's father Md Zaher Ali (55) told this daily that committing the crime against the youngest of six brothers and two sisters (including Saktina) is not a question of one of his clan members falling prey to the bestial act but is an audacious challenge to the Manipuri society where the womenfolk are held in high esteem.

He also informed of receiving SMSs from Saktina's number on her elder brother's mobile phone of her abduction in connection with the monetary demand and that her legs were tied and mouth gagged.

Saktina's is informed to be still recovering from her traumatic experience at a RIMS Hospital ward.

It is pertinent to add that based on the girl's disclosure locals had dismantled houses of Md Babul (23) and Md Hashan, both from Keirao Makting Awang Leikai.


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