IMPHAL | Jul 30: Police today arrested Pheiroijam Robinson, son of, Pheiroijam Landhoni, principal cum founder of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, in connection with the mysterious death of Babysana, and produced him before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West.
The court remanded him to seven days in police custody for further interrogation and investigation.
Pheiroijam Robinson was arrested on charges of committing offence under section 75 of JJ Act and charged of assault, abuse and willful neglect on the residential students, thereby causing the students unnecessarily mental suffering.
He is also a prime suspect in the abetment of suicide of Babysana and charged under section 305 IPC or any other crime falling under section 302 IPC which is now under investigation.
Today at the court, the police prayed for seven days police remand till August 5 for detailed interrogation and investigation.
As per investigation reports, it has been ascertained that the school students are under the charge and control of Robinson, 32, son of Pheiroijam Landhoni who is the principal cum founder of the school.
Most of the students complained of assault, abuse and willful neglect under the charge of Robinson, causing them unnecessary mental sufferings, it said.
Mentioned may be made that in connection to the case, two wardens were already arrested and they are in judicial custody. Due to public pressure, post mortem of the deceased was conducted twice. The body is still kept at JNIMS morgue as the family has refused to collect it.
As injury marks were reportedly found on body and both legs were partly muddy, raising suspicions of murder by some unknown persons and therefore, sectioned 302 IPC was added to the case.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by additional SP, IW as the IO of the case was constituted.
The SIT has already begun a full fledged investigation into the case.
Babysana was allegedly found hanging in the hostel of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School on July 18. A suo-motu case under UD under section 174 Cr. P.C was registered.
Babysana’s last rites performed
IMPHAL | July 31
The mortal remains of Babysana was cremated today at Haraorou after the joint action committee along with the family members collected the body from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Morgue (JNIMS).
Vehicles were paraded in line starting from JNIMS passing through Ayangpali, Kongba, Canchipur road and to the hostel of Standard Robarth School. Agitated mob threw stones towards the school and tried to storm the school but the police intervened and control the mob. Babysana’s father tried to barge the gate of the hostel with his car but police personnel’s managed to calm him down
Later only the family members were allowed to enter the school to pay tributes to Babysana. The procession continued and proceeded to Thangmeiband where floral tributes were paid at THAU ground after which the body was brought to Haraorou where her last rites was performed.
Locals of different localities and students formed human chain on the roads and paid floral tributes. Police forces were also deployed at several locations to avoid any unwanted incident.
Meanwhile, chief minister, N. Biren Singh said that government is taking seriously on the death of Ningthoujam Babysana, and committed to punish the culprits.
He was speaking at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Batch of MR/IRB/CP Followers (Male) held at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei today.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, he said that the Investigating Agency cannot provide the updates of the case to the public daily. He said that he personally met the members of the JAC on several occasions, he said. The government had allowed performing the post-mortem twice with video coverage in the presence of the representatives of the JAC, he stated. The government has also written a letter to CBI to tackle the case so as to give justice to the family, he added.
On the occasion, the CM announced that under the School Fagathansi mission, a total of 25 schools would be constructed amounting to Rs. 33.52 crores in the first phase. He said that the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of these schools would be held on August 7 this year. He mentioned that a total of 60 schools would be constructed one in each assembly constituencies.
Stating that every promise of the government has been fulfilled, he added, seven women markets of the hill districts will start functioning within August 15 this year. He maintained that rain water harvesting projects have been started in hill areas such as Churachandpur, Chandel, Tamei, Chingai etc.
The CM further mentioned that the present government is committed to deliver action oriented policies rather than giving rhetoric statements. He stated that people have started appreciating the efforts of the police towards community policing, he said. There is a drastic behavioural change in the Police department in the last 2 years, he added. He strongly condemned the bomb blast happened at Thangmeiband area yesterday and asserted that the culprits will be punished, he said.
A total of 567 newly recruited male followers passed out from the College today. He also wished all the passing out personnel for a great career ahead. MPTC Director, R.K.Tutusana administered oath to the newly recruited male followers.
Earlier, soon after his arrival, the CM reviewed the guard of honour and received salute of an impressive march past 14 platoons led by Parade Commander, Tongbram Suresh Singh.
He also handed over the trophy and certificate of Best in Physical Training to Kh. Gobin Singh of 7th IRB of Heirok Part-II, Best in Drill to Tongbram Suresh Singh of 6Th IRB of Ngaikhong Khunou, Best in Weapons to Isak Lianminthang Samte of 1st IRB of Zenhang Lamka, Jiribam, Best in Musketry to Chukeilung Gangmei of 5th MR of Khongjaron Duigailong, Best in Indoor to Meisnam Sanjoy Meetei of MPTC of Pundongbam Awang Leikai, Best in Over-All to Tongbram Suresh Singh of 6Th IRB of Ngaikhong Khunou.
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