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Manipur: House of man, who paraded women naked, set on fire by women

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The house of Huirem Herodas Meitei, the prime accused in the Manipur sexual assault video case, was Thursday set on fire by a group of Meitei women in his village.

Herodas is the prime accused among the four people who were arrested for parading naked and sexually assaulting two women from the Kuki-Zomi community on May 4 in Thoubal district of Manipur. The incident captured national attention after a short video of it started doing rounds on social media earlier this week, prompting outrage.

On Thursday, the women started vandalising the house of the accused and set it on fire. The women were part of Meira Paibis (women torch bearers), a senior women-led activist group.

“Be it Meitei or other communities, as a woman, outraging a woman’s dignity is not acceptable. We cannot allow such a person to be in our society. It’s a shame to the entire Meitei community,” a Meira Paibi leader said to Indian Express.

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