Boy’s body found in lake: Government advocate

Madras High Court briefed after habeas corpus petition from Gopalakrishnan’ s father came before it

Published: 20th December 2012 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2012 11:38 AM   |  A+A-


The body of a 20-year-old youth belonging to Schedule Caste, who fell in love with a Vanniyar girl, was found floating in a lake at Parathur village in Cuddalore district, the Madras High Court was informed on Wednesday.

When a habeas corpus writ petition from C Mayakrishnan of Senninatham came before a division bench comprising Justices C Nagappan and Justice M Sathiyanarayadnan on Wednesday, the government advocate gave the shocking news. The judges adjourned the matter till Friday (December 21).

According to petitioner, Gopalakrishnan, II year B Com student in BJP College of Arts and Science at Sri Mushnam, left home informing that he would have tea and come back, on December 12 last. But, he did not return. Petitioner’s enquiries next day revealed that his son was seen talking with one Durga, his classmate and daughter of Ravi, a Vanniyar, at Sethiathope around 7.30 pm. Later, he took her to drop her at her house in Parathur. He lodged a complaint with Sri Mushnam police on December 14. He also sent representations to the Home Secretary, DGP and the Cuddalore SP on December 17. Contending that Gopalakrishnan might be under the illegal custody of Ravi, Mayakrishnan filed the present habeas corpus petition.


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