A 24-year-old mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a 47-year-old man at Kulalar Kallanai Odai near here. Police arrested the accused, Kalisamy, a neighbour.
The victim, Janaki (name changed) is the daughter of a brick kiln worker at Srivilliputhur. Janaki’s mother used to lock her up in the house and leave the key on the electricity meter board outside the residence whenever she went to work. On Friday evening when she returned from work, she found the door open and Kalisamy coming out. Kalisamy saw her and pushed her down before fleeing from the scene. Then she found out that Janaki was raped. The mother lodged a complaint with the Srivilliputhur all-women police. Police registered a case and arrested Kalisamy.