Sordar held for abetment Mawryngkneng gang rape case gets bail

Shillong, March 16 : The Sordar of Mawryngkneng also a president of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), Peter Lawai, who was arrested in Mawryngkneng gang rape case for abetting the rapists of a 17-year-old girl, was released on bail on Wednesday. The Sordar, who was arrested on January 6, denied the allegations that he shielded the six perpetrators, including the younger brother of the headman of Mawryngkneng, who gang raped the minor girl on the night of January 1.Lawai was greeted by more than 50 people, including HYC members, from Mawryngkneng Dorbar outside the jail. The relatives of the girl had appealed to the authorities concerned that Lawai and the locality head of Mawryngkneng Mawmang should not be granted bail.

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