CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Thursday allowed the woman from Ambur, Pavithra, whose disappearance culminated in the violence that rocked the town, to go with her parents as per her wish and closed the Habeas Corpus Petition.
Pavithra’s disappearance and the subsequent arrest and custodial death of a Muslim youth had triggered clashes in Ambur in which scores of police personnel were injured.
On July 6, following the HCP by her husband, Palani, to trace her, she was picked up by the police from a private hostel at Ambattur and produced before the HC.
Pavithra, a worker at a leather unit in Ambur, left her home on May 24 and never returned. Following a complaint from her husband, Shameel Ahmed, was picked by the Pallikonda police. Shameel died while in custody, allegedly due to police torture.
Considering the situation, the court directed Pavithra to stay at the working women’s hostel in Ambattur till July 23 and directed police to provide proper security to her.