JM to look into alleged rape of tribal women

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 16:34

Chennai: A judicial magistrate will be
looking into a complaint of alleged rape of four tribal women
by as many policemen in Villupuram district, a top official
said on Sunday.

"We are looking into the matter. A judicial magistrate will
enquire into the complaint since it is of this nature (alleged
rape by policemen)," C Sylendra Babu, Inspector General of
Police (North Zone) said.
On November 26, a complaint to Villupuram Superintendent of
Police, N Baskaran, alleged that the four women of Irula tribe
were raped by policemen after they had gone to Tirukoilur
police station seeking the release of a relative who had been
locked up.

The police had picked up Kasi, a relative of the women, in
connection with a theft case on November 22 and his family had
gone to the police station seeking his release, police said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 16:34

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