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Manipur Women Paraded Naked: More Suspects Identified In May 4 Sexual Violence Case; Police Make 7 Arrests So Far

More than 70 days after the incident, Manipur police made the first arrest on Thursday, July 20, a day after the 26-second video of the incident surfaced online, drawing widespread condemnation. A seventh accused was arrested by police on Monday night from Thoubal district

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A seventh accused in connection with the horrific video of two women being paraded naked in Manipur, was arrested by police on Monday night from Thoubal district. Earlier, police arrested six accused including one juvenile in the case.

More than 70 days after the incident, Manipur police made the first arrest on Thursday, July 20, a day after the 26-second video of the incident surfaced online, drawing widespread condemnation. Three more arrests were made later that day. A fifth accused who was arrested on Saturday is a 19-year-old while the sixth person taken into custody is a minor, the police said. 

Case for spreading fake news 

The Manipur Police also registered an FIR on Monday in connection with a "fake news" item in which a video, showing the killing of a woman by armed men in Myanmar, is being described as an incident that happened in the state on May 4. The clip was being circulated to incite rioting and efforts are on to arrest those who are spreading the fake news, the police tweeted.

"FIR registered for spreading fake news: On 24/07/2023, Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), Manipur registered a case in connection with the viral video of a woman being assaulted and killed by a mob including armed men (which happened in Myanmar), which has been falsely depicted as a case of Manipur. Attempt is made to identify and arrest the accused persons for spreading false news with intent to disturb public tranquillity, incite riot, and create serious breach of law and order in the state," the police said in a Twitter post.

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