Manipur: The 65-year-old Kargil war veteran – whose wife was stripped naked and paraded by a mob in Manipur on May 4, has said that no one believed them when they narrated the incident but it was God who made the video go viral on social media.
Three Kuki-Zomi women – one his wife, were targeted by a mob on the second day of violence in the state, but video captured the brazen assault emerged only on July 19, triggering nationwide outrage, including Parliament.
“Till the God made it viral, no one from the police or government had even called us,” the man, based on whose complaint a zero FIR was registered at Saikul police station in Kangpokpi district on May 18, told The Indian Express.
He further said that action should have been taken much earlier, but before that, ‘no one reality believed us when we told them what had happened.’
As per The Indian Express, the man was 18-years-old when he joined Assam Regiment as a soldier, and retired in the late 2000s as a subedar.
As per report, he has taken part in several critical operations inside and outside the country – Op Rakshak (counter-terrorism operation in J&K) and Op Rhino across Assam, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Op Pawan in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force.
He is also a recipient of several medals including the Sainya Seva Medal, Op Vijay Medal, Videsh Seva Medal and a Special Service Medal.
With inputs from The Indian Express.
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