VILLUPURAM: Three days after Express carried a report on a Dalit youth’s police complaint that his limbs were allegedly chopped off by the uncle and a relative of his lover, a Caste Hindu girl, police claimed the complaint was fake and that the youth had fabricated the story just to cover up his sleazy past.
However, the police registered a case against two persons based on his complaint.
The special police team, currently probing the case, suspect Senthil must have lost his limbs either in an accident or have attempted suicide after getting drunk for the ambulance driver who took the youth to hospital said he was found lying near a railway track with his right limbs severed.
After lodging the police complaint, investigations revealed that Senthil had a sexual abuse case registered against him four years ago and was out on conditional bail. Besides, he was reportedly involved in harassing a widow Nageshwari, who had been using the vacant land opposite to his house for attending nature’s call, which emanated foul stench. He and his mother Athima had only reprimanded the woman from using the vacant spot as it causes inconvenience to them. But, Nageshwari, instead of addressing their genuine concern, lodged a fake police complaint. “Senthil was sentenced to two years imprisonment in the case. However, he was aquitted after an appeal in the Madras High Court,” said his mother Athima.
Later, Senthil was said to be stalking the class X girl, with whom he was in love, travelling on the mini-bus when he was the driver.
The police team questioned Senthil’s friends and villagers and said Senthil was not in any relationship and no such girl existed in that village, as was mentioned in his complaint.
Senthil has since denied the police charges, saying he was falsely implicated in the cases and that the police supposedly wanted to brand him as a history-sheeter.
The Villupuram SP said investigation on the case is progressing well and that they would get a clear picture within a week, following which further action would be taken. The SP has formed three special teams to investigate the case.