Arunachal police charge sheet seven accused in Techi Meena murder case

Arunachal police charge sheet seven accused in Techi Meena murder case

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Police on Thursday handed over the charge sheet vis-a-vis the murder of Techi Meena, to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Yupia.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Dathang Suyang, Kapwang Letey Lowang, Taney Khoiyang, Damriet Khoiyang, Chumi Taya and Vijay Biswas alias Dengu, as reported by Arunachal Times.

However, the prime accused and the husband of Late Techi Meena Lishi, Roni Lishi is yet to be arrested.

The Naharlagun sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Rike Kamsi said all the accused have been charged under sections 302, 120 (B), 201 and 316 of the Indian Penal Code.

“There are some details left, which we will be taking care of and accordingly, we will be submitting supplementary charge sheets in due course of time,” Kamsi added.

Several pressure groups in Arunachal Pradesh had carried out candlelight vigils and protests demanding justice for the seven-month-old pregnant victim, and to take swift action to arrest the perpetrators.

“We have submitted the charge sheet within the mandatory 90 days period. There has been no delay. However, filing the charge sheet in this particular case was indeed time-taking as many accused were involved, and there were a lot of witnesses, documents, evidence and locations. Documenting all these things took time,” he informed.

Techi Meena was allegedly murdered by a few individuals hired by her husband Lishi Roni on November 5, 2020.

Reportedly, the accused are under judicial custody.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)