VELLORE: A college student was arrested on Thursday for molesting a five-year-old girl at the Sri Lankan refugee camp in Chinnapallikuppam in Ambur.
S Britten (18) was arrested after the victim complained to her mother about pain in her private parts. Dayanidhi enquired her daughter further who revealed the incident which had occurred on 1 October. Both families are residents of the camp.
Britten, a private college student, was offering tuitions to children in the camp in evenings. According to a police official, “The victim went to the house of the accused for her tuitions. But it was cancelled as it was the last day of the pooja of ‘golu’ in his house. After the puja, the accused took the girl to a lonely place in his home and molested her.”
“The girl was taken to Ambur GH and referred to the Vellore GH. As the doctors were absent, the medical test was postponed to Saturday,” the police official said. The accused was arrested under various sections of the IPC and remanded in jail. A case was registered in Ambur All Women Police Station and enquiry is on.
Honour killing: 8 held
Madurai: Eight persons, including the parents of a 20-year-old woman, were arrested by the Usilampatti town police in connection with her alleged honour killing, here on Friday.
Though police initially believed that Vimaladevi (20) had committed suicide on Wednesday, the fact that her body was cremated without informing the authorities concerned aroused their suspicion. Three persons who had helped the family burn the body were also arrested, the police said.
The arrested were identified as Veeranan and Thenammal, Vimaladevi’s parents; Pandiammal and Murugan, her aunty and uncle; one Gurusamy and Kumar; and Pandi and Suresh, graveyard workers, accused of destroying evidences.
Vimaladevi was a Caste Hindu of Poothipuram in Usilampatti had fallen in love with B Dhileep Kumar (24), a Dalit of Polipatti. Recently, the couple had eloped and got married at a temple in Palakkad in Kerala against their families’ wishes.