SYA condemns sexual assault of minor, wants accused SDF functionary removed from Govt post

Gangtok, 13 Aug:

In a strongly worded statement condemning the sexual assault of a minor by one of the Sikkim Democratic Front party functionaries, who is also the Advisor of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, the Sikkim Youth Alliance has demanded the immediate removal of the accused from his official positions, a press release from the SYA informs.

The SYA has also demanded strong action against the accused.

“It is indeed a matter of shame for us that a ruling party functionary and a nominated public representative has sexually assaulted a minor. We strongly condemn this and we demand the state government to immediately take action by removing this person from the official position and send him to jail,” the association has said.

The SYA also has questioned on the culprit being admitted to STNM Hospital and has said that they will inquire with the Hospital on his health conditions.

“We shall inquire in writing with STNM Hospital asking for medical notes on his present condition and also on his previous conditions, if any,” SYA members have said.

The SYA has said that it will enquire about the case and has urged people to discuss and become vigilant on all the wrong doings happening in the society.