Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charges Framed in Naga Girl’s Murder Case

Nine months after the murder of 19-year-old Manipuri girl Ramchamphy Hongray, the court has framed the charges for murder and for tampering the evidence of offence against Pushpam Kumar Singh who strangulated and burnt the girl’s body at her home in Munirka in South Delhi. On 24 October 2009, Ramchanphy Hongray (19) was attacked by Pushpam Kumar Sinha (29), who used to reside in the second floor of the same building — house number A-80. The youth was pursuing his PhD in Wave Mechanics from IIT, Delhi. The reasons being as told by the accused Sinha that he lived next door to Hongray and she had been rejecting his advances over the past few days. On the fateful afternoon, when she was alone at home, he entered the house and assaulted her. As she resisted, he allegedly strangled her and then set her body on fire in the kitchen to remove evidence. The framing of charges paves the way for initiation of trial in this case. The matter is put up for hearing on 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 29th, 30th of November and 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th of December 2010 in the court of D.K. Sharma, Additional Session Judge, Patiala House Court. “I hope that the accused will be punished and the compensation we are seeking will be given to us at the earliest” said elder sister of Hongray.


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