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20 March 2015

Rs 10L Ex Gratia For Manorama Devi’s Family

Imphal, Mar 20 : The family of Thangjam Manorama Devi, who was a victim of the excesses of the Assam Rifles, has received Rs 10 lakh as ex gratia from the Centre.

Manorama's bullet-riddled body, with signs of torture and rape, was found near a tribal village in Imphal East district on July 11, 2004. Soldiers of 17 Assam Rifles had picked her up from her Bamon Kampu residence of the same district the previous night.

Manorama's killing had triggered widespread protests across the state with locals renewing their demand for scrapping the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

As part of the protest, 15 women had stripped at the gate of the then 17 Assam Rifles headquarters at Kangla Fort in Imphal.

On Wednesday, the amount, which was deposited in the account of Manipur high court by the Centre, was given to Manorama's mother Th Khumanlei.


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