COIMBATORE: The Child Welfare Committee has found several holes in the police version stating that the rape of two minor girls at a home in Pollachi was perpetrated by a single assailant.
Officials from the Child Welfare Committee, told Express that the sequence of events was yet to be cross-checked with the victims. One of the oldest members of the children’s home - a 13-year-old boy - had claimed that three persons had entered into the home and assaulted him. The boy’s sibling, who was also at the home, told police that he was hit by the assailants, and could not recall the sequence of events.
Initially, police had zeroed in on two suspects. However, one of the men was later released as the police did not have any evidence against him. There was also the question of how the sole accused, Veerasamy, managed to overpower both the girls, the official added.
Meanwhile, top district police officials told Express that Veerasamy had acted alone. The Coimbatore Superintendent of Police, M Sudhakar, said, “There is no doubt that Veerasamy acted alone. We will ensure that investigations are carried out and a fool-proof case is built against him.”
Meanwhile, a member of the child welfare committee said that police had to explore how Veerasamy in a highly inebriated condition managed to subdue the girls.
“We have asked the police to inquire into this angle, as there is a possibility of more than one person being involved in the crime,” said the official.
The two minor victims, slated to be discharged on Tuesday, are yet to be brought before the Child Welfare Committee for recording their testimonies.
minor victims to be discharged soon
Coimbatore: The two minor rape victims of Pollachi are likely to be discharged from the Pollachi GH in the next couple of days. The two victims, aged 10 and 11, were under treatment at a room in the paediatric ward of the Pollachi GH for the last 11 days. Doctors said that both the girls were stable now and have been advised to take vitamin tablets after their discharge. “Initially both were in a state of shock after the incident. Now they have mentally and physically improved well,” said Dawood Fathima, Joint Director, Medical and Rural Service. The doctors actually planned to discharge the girls on Monday evening or by Tuesday. However, owing to some reasons, the decision has been changed, sources said. The girls would be discharged after getting nod from Collector Archana Patnaik and SP M Sudhakar as some procedures have to be completed, sources added.