Chong Hoi Misao, a 20-year-old girl hailing from Manipur, was brutally attacked by some locals from Faizapur, Gurugram in Haryana just for passing through the locality on Sunday afternoon, 10 May.
“She was there to meet a friend and have lunch,” said Joel, a close friend of the victim.
While returning, Misao was stopped by an elderly woman who rudely interrupted her from passing through the road, stating that it was private property.
She abused her in a racially-charged tone deterring her from passing by the street in front of her house, said Joel.
When Misao requested her to talk with civility, the girl was again met with verbal abuse and was allegedly called ‘corona‘. She then said that she would take the matter to the police, if need be. To this, the woman replied, “Police are on our side.”
According to Eastmojo , All the family members of the woman, which included the daughter-in-law and her son, came forward and started hitting her with sticks. Some of the sticks even landed on Misao’s head which rendered her unconscious. She was then rescued by some local people who then called up the police.
While Police officials told Misao to compromise , Misao then called the North East Support Centre & Helpline (NESCH) and its members reached to the place of attack around 8:30 pm. Joel said
“We then contacted the DCP and requested to take immediate action,” said Nambu Riamei, a member of NESCH.
Later, the members took her to immediate medical care and a woman police official went to take her statement and lodged an FIR, added Riamei.
“Since it was late at night, we then took her to our safe house shelter, north of her place, as she was too scared to go back to her place,” Riamei said
Next day, they received an FIR in their WhatsApp number, which was incomplete. “We then went to the police station and added some few more sections in the incomplete FIR and added the Sections 323, 34, 341 and SC/ST Atrocities Act,” Riamei added.