Tamil Nadu police busted a gang of four for the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Pollachi. The DMK has now accused the ruling AIADMK of colluding with the perpetrators. The AIADMK has denied allegations and said that DMK is reacting for political gain.
Tamil Nadu: DMK President MK Stalin accused the ruling AIADMK officials of trying to influence the police probe in the Pollachi sexual assault case.
Stalin said that investigations into the sexual assault of young girls in Pollachi should be conducted without affecting the future of the victims.
MK Stalin took to Twitter to question if the ruling AIADMK was hindering the probe and accused the party of colluding with the perpetrators of the crime.
In his tweet, Stalin wrote, "Even after the matter was brought to light and despite protests by the opposition, why has no action been taken?"
பொள்ளாச்சியில் கல்லூரி - பள்ளி மாணவிகளை பாலியல் கொடுமைக்கு ஆளாக்கிய காமுகர்களின் பின்னணியில் ஆளுங்கட்சி உடந்தையா?— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) March 11, 2019
இதனை பத்திரிகைகள் வெளிச்சத்துக்கு கொண்டு வந்தும், திமுக உள்ளிட்ட எதிர்க்கட்சிகள் போராட்டம் நடத்தியும் இதுவரை முறையான நடவடிக்கை எடுக்காதது ஏன்? #PollachiSexualAbuse pic.twitter.com/nF1fCDO9GN
Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S Ramadoss tweeted stating that the news of sexual assault cases in Pollachi was shocking. He condemned the incidents and sought punishment for the perpetrators.
In his tweet, S Ramadoss said that there were animals in the guise of humans around us who would lurk and pounce on gullible girls under the pretext of love.
பொள்ளாச்சி பாலியல் வன்கொடுமை சம்பவங்கள் சொல்லும் உண்மை என்னவெனில் நம்மைச் சுற்றி மனிதர்கள் என்ற போர்வையில் மிருகங்கள் உலவிக் கொண்டிருக்கின்றன என்பது தான். காதல் என்று நாடகமாடும் எவரையும் இளம்பெண்கள் நம்பக்கூடாது. காதல் வலை வீசி வீழ்த்தும் மனித மிருகங்களிடம் எச்சரிக்கை தேவை!— Dr S RAMADOSS (@drramadoss) March 11, 2019
One among the accused, Thurunavukkarasu released a video when he was in hiding, in which he mentioned that politicians were also involved. He wanted the case to be transferred to the CBI.
However, AIADMK MLA V Jayaraman denied the allegations that his son too was involved in the crime network that mainly comprised politically-connected men.
Police said that these men would befriend women on social media first and engage in conversations of sexual nature with them.
Upon gaining their trust, they would invite them to a secluded place and sexually assault them, while capturing the incident on camera.
The victims would later be blackmailed for money.
This mafia came to light on February 24, when a woman registered a complaint with Pollachi police. She accused four men of sexually assaulting her in a car.
The police arrested the four men - Thirunavukkarasu, Sathish, Sabarirajan and Vasanthakumar
Police say that more than 50 women across Tamil Nadu were allegedly lured and sexually harassed by the four-member gang.
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Last Updated Mar 12, 2019, 11:19 AM IST