Dimapur, July 6: The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) has condemned the sexual assault/abuse of two juveniles on several occasions by one Dr Mapu, a retired veterinarian and a deacon in one of the churches in Mokokchung town.
In a press release, MTLT president Imkummeren, general secretary Lanu Pongen and grievances cell convener Aolong Imchen said the union is shocked, disgusted and totally distressed over the case and made its stand that such acts – molestation, rape or sodomy – cannot and will not be tolerated in the society.
The MTLT appreciated the district administration and the police for taking prompt action in arresting the accused and registering case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012. It demanded that the offender be given the sternest of punishments, and appealed to all right thinking citizens to condemn such act.
The MTLT also shared concern and sympathy with the victims and family and demanded the district administration and the concerned Government agencies to properly rehabilitate the victims so that the mental trauma that they have endured would be assuaged. (Page News Service)