CHENNAI: A 41-year-old tailor was detained Wednesday evening on the charge of sexually abusing a 10-year-old child in the neighbourhood in North Chennai.
Police sources said the perpetrator, a neighbour, had lured the kid with chocolates everyday to his tailoring shop and was misbehaving with the fifth class student.
On Wednesday evening, the girl came home with tears and told her mother about the behaviour of the tailor. Subsequently, the girl’s mother informed the family and the local community about the incident. Washermenpet Police who got wind of the incident rushed to the spot and took the man into their custody for interrogation.
However, the girl’s family and the local community objected to the intervention of the police and told them that they were working out a compromise.
After negotiations, which went late into the night, the suspect had reportedly agreed to compensate the affected family.
Sources said the mother of the abuse victim was reluctant to lodge a complaint with the police fearing it might affect the future of the kid. When contacted a senior police official confirmed that such an incident was brought to their notice and the local police were told to book the suspect and get him remanded to Judicial Custody.
2 Held for Cheating
Two women from Andhra Pradesh were arrested on the charge of trying to sell gold-coated copper plates as “treasure” dug out by them. Two more men accompanying them are absconding and a search is on for them.
The claim of the con-gang raised suspicion and the residents of Irumbuliyur alerted the police. “They were hailing from Ongole district in Andhra and took a house on rent here. They were canvassing among the locals claiming that these plates were made of gold and were a treasure dug by them in their village. But, these were just copper plates with little coating of gold,” said a police officer.
The gang members had contacted a few local residents and urged them them them to buy the plates for a hefty sum. After the locals informed police, two male members of gang absconded even as a team from the Tambaram police reached the house. The arrested women, R Anjamma (45) and L Lakshmi (50), were remanded to judicial custody. The absconding accused are identified as Venkata Rao and Raju and the Tambaram police are looking out for them.