Gangtok, 16 March : A very shameful incident has rocked the entire state, which has only now come to light more than a week after it occurred. Social activist Mayalmit Lepcha is questioning the Gangtok Sikkim Police as to why they have failed to arrest the taxi driver involved in the incident.
Lepcha is speaking on behalf of a 20-year-old victim from Tadong. According to her, the victim had arrived at the Vajra Taxi Stand one morning at around 11 am to deliver goods to a relative. She took a lift in a taxi to go home to Tadong, and the driver offered her a drink of water. The next morning, the victim found herself dumped in bad condition at the gate of Manipal CRH Hospital , Tadong area. In that case week ago, an FIR was filed at Sadar Police Station by victim herself , but no arrests have been made so far neither considerable investigation has took place.
Mayalmit Lepcha claims that the criminal spiked the victim’s water to carry out his nefarious work. Lepcha is questioning the Gangtok Police, who boast of cracking many cases within and outside the state, but have failed to solve such a shameful incident that occurred under their noses for more than a week, with no arrest made of the taxi driver.
In a video message Lepcha accuse digital media as well as print media for not questioning over the matter which is utmost important for society. Media must act proactively in such crimes and the authority shouldn’t take it lightly as if nothing happened.
Despite crores of rupees invested in the Multi-Crore Smart City plan executed for Gangtok City, which included the installation of multiple hi-end and sophisticated CCTV cameras in many places to ensure the safety of citizens and solve crimes, unfortunately, no footage of the incident has been provided to catch the criminal. Netizens are alleging that these CCTV cameras are just showpieces put in place to make the Ministry of Smart City Project look foolish. The question remains: are these CCTV cameras even working? If it’s of no use during emergent situation, it’s best throw in garbage.
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