NONGPOH: In a shocking and ghastly incident, three minor girls were raped and threatened by their uncle at a small village under Umroi PIC, in Ri Bhoi district.
According to the police, the incident which came to the fore on April 13 was reported to the police only on April 21 wherein it was reported that three minor girls between the age group of 12, 7 and 6 years old were raped on several occasions by their uncle identified as Wanbha Mawroh.
It was on April 13 when the 12 year old girl couldn’t keep it to herself any longer and narrated the ordeal to her mother, who was shocked by the news. The minor girl was targeted by her uncle since 2013 and ever since her innocence was robbed off by her uncle who threatened her with dire consequences if she reports the same to her mother or anyone else.
Later, in the year 2016, her sister— a 7 year old girl became the second target of Mawroh, who left no stone unturned to ensure that his criminal activities were covered up even as he threatened to hurt and even kill the girls if they open their mouth.
Later, in the year 2017, Mawroh laid his eyes on a 6 year old minor – the cousin sister of the two victims and as per the ordeal narrated by them, the accused had raped the 6 year old girl only once.
When the matter was reported to the mother, she confronted Mawroh who out rightly denied his involvement in the crime. “When my daughter informed me about the incident, I was shocked and appalled because I never thought that her uncle, who is like a father-figure to her children would commit such an act,” said the mother of 5 kids.
“Again when my 7 year old daughter narrated to me about the incident, I couldn’t believe my ears and I asked her twice and thrice about the incident, to get a confirmation,” the mother said adding that the disgust feeling was more than she could bear and immediately inform the dorbar shnong who reported the same to the police.
“We urge the police and government to take up crime against women seriously and to impose stringent punishment on the culprits,” member of the seng longkmie said adding that the seng condemn the ghastly incident while issuing a strict warning to such people who intends to violate the rights and innocence of children.