Cops Trace Pavithra to Ambattur

24-yr-old denies affair with Ahmed, says she left home after tiff with husband; to be produced in HC today

Published: 06th July 2015 04:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-


VELLORE:A special police team late on Saturday nabbed 24-year-old Pavithra — who went missing under mysterious circumstances — from a working women’s hostel in Chennai.

The district police have been on the lookout for the mother of a four year-old child, who went missing on May 24.

Tracing her call logs, a special police team under Inspector R S Parthasarthy, with technical assistance of Assistant Director of the Mobile Forensic Lab K Pari located Pavithra in Vaniveni Women’s  Hostel in Ambattur on Saturday around midnight. She had been working in a textile showroom.

After Pavithra had gone missing it was alleged that  she was in an extra-marital affair with Shameel Ahmed (26) — something which she denied when she was nabbed.  Former Inspector of Pallikonda, C Martin Premraj — who is now facing a CB-CID inquiry — took Ahmed in for questioning on June 15 and illegally detained him for four days. During this time, he reportedly thrashed Ahmed severely, suspecting that he was aware about Pavithra’s whereabouts.

Ahmed was admitted in the government hospital in Ambur on June 19 and referred to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital on June 23. From there, he was referred to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, where he died on June 27. Following Ahmed’s death, Muslim outfits called for a protest and demanded action against Premraj and six other police personnel.

The large gathering of protestors turned hostile and pelted stones at police and also unleashed an attack on the 350 -odd police personnel. “The extra-marital relationship between Ahmed and Pavithra, who married her maternal uncle Palani seven years ago, is the reason behind the June 28 incident,” DSP of Ambur P Ganeshan said.

“After she left her house on May 24, she went to Chennai. From there, she took a train to Erode. There, Ahmed arranged for Pavithra’s stay. However, after repeated phone calls from her family members, Ahmed decided to send her back home. He sent her back on a train on May 27 and also informed her family members,” said Inspector Parthasarathy.

However, she did not get down in Ambur and went to Chennai. During her journey, she befriended Surendran of Chennai. With his help, she got a job in a textile showroom in Ambattur OT. He also helped Pavithra get a room in the working women’s hostel, where she was staying from May 30.

The police monitored the call logs of Pavithra’s contacts and picked up Suresh of Vettuvanam, who was working in Chennai. With his help, the police traced Pavithra’s new mobile number a couple of days ago. “We collected the call logs. We saw Pavithra and Surendran were frequently in touch, speaking over phone. The call logs helped us locate Pavithra,” said the Inspector.The police team picked her up from the hostel and brought her to Vellore on Sunday. Though the police heaved a sigh of relief after tracing Pavithra, the incidents in the aftermath of Ahmed’s death are still haunting them. Indeed, the district police was demoralised after the Ambur clash that targeted the men in khaki.

In the meantime, the Arakkonam Town Police picked Surendran (24), who is studying CA in Chennai and is a native of Dindugal, and his friend Saravanan (23) of Arakkonam for inquiry regarding the case.

Also Read: Pavithra Denies Having Affair with Shameel

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