Three persons, including an octogenarian woman, have been booked for allegedly threatening a college girl of an acid attack over a rejected proposal here on Thursday.
Police said Ruba (18), daughter of Veerannan, vice president of Panangadi panchayat, of Pechikulam, was studying B Com first year in the Yadava Women’s College here. Ruba in her complaint alleged that Manivel (19), son of Nagaraj, of Villapuram, used to follow her from the bus stop to her house every day when she returned from college.
Police said the youth, a resident of Villapuram, used to visit his Uncle Pitchai Kannan’s house located near Ruba’s house at Pechikulam. During such visits he saw the girl and developed a liking for her. Then he started frequenting his uncle’s house from where he used to follow the girl.
On April 8, the youth proposed his love at Poriyalar Nagar bus stop and insisted her to accept it.
As the girl did not give a positive response , Manivel allegedly threatened that he would throw acid on her face if she rejected his proposal, police said.
After coming to know about Manivel’s threat, Ruba’s parents took up the matter with the youth’s Uncle Pitchai Kannan and grandmother Seeniyammal to warn the youth to stay away from the girl.
But Manivel’s relatives supported him and allegedly insisted that Ruba should accept his proposal, police added.
Base on a complaint from the girl’s family, police filed a case under four sections such as 341 (Wrongful restraint), 506 (1) (Threatening) and 4 of Tamil Nadu prohibition of woman harassment act 1998.
Following this, the youth and his uncle have gone into hiding. Meanwhile, Seeniyammal was also booked as she did not extend cooperation to the police, when they went to arrest the accused, police added.