New Delhi: Swati Maliwal, the chief of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), announced on Saturday that she had written to BJP national president J.P. Nadda requesting help for a Manipur MLA who had been brutally assaulted in the midst of the turmoil in the state.
On May 4, just a day after the ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur, people from all over started taking refuge at the house of the sitting BJP MLA Vungzangin Valte.
Deeply concerned about the violence and in hope of seeking relief for the people of his constituency, Valte went to the Chief Minister’s house and met him.
While he was coming home, a mob circled his car, pulled him out, tortured and electrocuted him, and beat his driver brutally.
The driver eventually died from his wounds.
Valte was brought to Delhi and remained on a ventilator for several weeks.
He was recently discharged and is currently staying at a rented accommodation in the capital city.
The attack has left him bedridden and paralysed on one side.
In a tweet on Saturday, Maliwal said: “BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte was fatally attacked in Manipur. He was electrocuted due to which he is paralysed. Met him at his house. No big leader or minister came to meet his family. Lakhs of rupees were spent in the treatment. Wrote a letter to JP Nadda ji requesting help for them.”
In a separate statement, a DCW official claimed that treatment “expenses are still increasing due to the prolonged nature of his recovery”.
“On Friday, Maliwal, along with DCW members, met Vungzangin Valte in Delhi. The MLA and his family are in a very miserable condition. The family informed that despite the MLA being in critical condition for around three months after the violent attack, no senior leader from the BJP has visited him till date, and no financial support has been provided to the family in their worst hour of need.
“DCW chief has written a letter to Nadda and has asked for his help for the family. She has requested the BJP President to visit Valte at the earliest. Further, she has requested him to extend financial assistance to the MLA from the party’s funds for his ongoing medical treatment,” the official added.—Inputs from Agencies