By- Staff Reporter
Thangjam Manoroma Chanu, who was found murder and abandoned after alleged rape after being arrested by Indian Army seven years ago. The observation was held today at Bamon Kampu in Imphal East district the birth place of the deceased, organized by the Thangjam Manoroma Memorial Charitable trust with renowned social worker Thounaojam Iboyaima. President of the Manoroma Charitable Trust Sengoi Luwang, Co-coordinators of Apunba Lup, Phunindro Konsam, Sunil Karam, Ayekpam Langdon Leima attended as presidium members.
The killing led the women leaders of Manipur to parade naked at the gate of old palace Kangla where Indian Army personel occupied then, it also led to the formation of Jivan Reddy Commission to inquire about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. C. Upendra Commission was also constituted to enquire into the death of Manoroma and a report have been submitted to both the central and state government.
On her seventh death anniversary, Thangjam Manoroma killed by troops of Indian Army with tell-tale signs of brutal torture on her body and rape, was remembered today.
On this day in 2004, the bullet riddle dead body of the 32-year old woman who was reportedly arrested from her own Bamon Kampu Mayai Leikai house in the wee hour of July 10 by Indian Army after issuing arrest memo to the family members was found abandon dead near Ngariyan Mapao Maring village with tell-tale signs of brutal torture and rape. A widespread protest over the killing evoked with the demand of repealing AFSPA, 1958.