The Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) on Friday discussed recent gruesome murder of the two children at Nongrah and decided to submit strong recommendations to the state government.
Addressing media persons, MSCW chairperson Phidalia Toi said that the commission has decided to write to the home minister Lahkmen Rymbui and to state DGP against the manner in which the police has handled the case.
“We will insist that this kind insensitivity and lethargic habit of the law enforcers should be done away with as we cannot accept this as many women they won’t go to the police station just for sake of going there,” she said
She said that the incident could have been avoided had the police take prompt action on the complaint filed by the mother of the two children on May 27.
“Three days before the tragic incident, the mother had already gone to the police station to complain that her husband (J Jana) had assaulted her on the roadside while she was on her way to work. (Unfortunately) the police did not take any action but only said that it was a family dispute (that needs to be resolved through counseling since her husband was an alcoholic),” Toi said.
“(Therefore), the finding of the women commission is that there was a gross negligence of the police to take action against the accused. Had they been prompt to do the needful, the incident could have been prevented…” she further added.
When asked, the chairperson said that no credit can be given to the police on this case till the arrest of the accused.
“Because there was no action taken by the police. That is why we will strongly recommend to the government to take strong action on this,” she maintained, adding the police should be sensitive towards the plight of women.