Daughter raises queries on Sagayam’s report

Published: 24th August 2012 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2012 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

The daughter of a woman who was released under Section 100 of the IPC hours after she murdered her husband in an alleged act of self-defence in February this year, has questioned the report sent by the then District Collector recommending a CB-CID probe into the incident.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, V Rajapriya, daughter of Usha Rani, who was accused in the murder of her husband and released by then Madurai Superintendent of Police Asra Garg under section 100 of IPC, said that the then Collector U Sagayam should have inquired with them before recommending a CB-CID probe.

Rajapriya also said that a case filed by her paternal grandfather Samayamuthu against her mother was pending in the High Court. She also alleged that there were several cases against her father Veeranan alias Jothibasu, which were not mentioned in Sagayam’s report.

Recalling how her father tortured her mother, Rajapriya said that Veeranan used to beat Usha Rani in an inebriated condition and added that they were ready to face the case in court.

Usha Rani, who was present at the press meet said that a case of dowry harassment was pending against her father-in-law Samayamuthu, in the Judicial Magistrate court in Madurai.

Earlier, the then Collector Sagayam, in a letter to the Home Secretary on April 30, 2012, asked him to hand over the case to the CB-CID.

Sagayam sent the report based on a complaint lodged with him by S Samayamuthu, the father of the deceased Veeranan alias Jothibasu, and inquiries made by him.

The then SP Asra Garg released Usha Rani under Section 100 of the IPC after it was reported that she killed her husband when he assaulted her and attempted to outrage the modesty of her daughter.


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