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Prime Accused Says Villupuram College Girls Were Murdered

Magistrate sends Vasuki Subramanian to 7-day custody; directs police not to use force

Published: 30th January 2016 07:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2016 07:18 AM   |  A+A-

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VILLUPURAM:  The Kallakurichi Magistrate here on Friday remanded Vasuki Subramanian, prime accused in the case relating to the deaths of three girl students of SVS College of Naturopaty and Yoga Science, to a seven-day police custody.

The trial had taken a curious curious turn on Thursday when the prime accused, Vasuki Subramanian, told the Kallakurichi Magistrate that she suspected the three girls were murdered.    Claiming innocence, Vasuki said that she was being framed in the case and urged the magistrate to transfer her to Class-A cell in the Cuddalore Central Prison for Women. However, Vasuki’s statement did not cut ice with the magistrate, who refused to accept her plea, and sent her to Cuddalore Central Prison for Women.

On Friday, Magistrate Tamil Selvi ordered a team headed by Kallakurichi DSP Mathivannan, Crime DSP Vellaisamy and Chinna Salem police inspector Sakthivel to interrogate her.  Vasuki told the court that it was Chinna Salem police inspector Sakthivel, who had threatened to seal the college during a dispute inside the campus. She also alleged that it was Sakthivel, who was motivating the students to stage protests against the college.

Later, the magistrate asked the police not to use physical force during interrogation and directed them to produce Vasuki before the court on February 4.

Vasuki Subramanian, the correspondent and the chairperson of SVS College of Naturopathy and Yoga, was among the four persons booked by the Kallakurichi police in connection with the alleged suicide of three girls - Monisha, Saranya and Priyanka - whose bodies were found in a farm well opposite the college on Saturday last.

cb-cid probe into deaths ordered

Villupuram: Police officials have confirmed that the case would be handed over to the CB-CID following a direction from Tamil Nadu Director General of Police Ashok Kumar on Friday. Officials attached to the Villupuram CB-CID wing told Express they had received a notification and were expecting to receive a copy of the order by Saturday. “We shall take charge of the whole case once we receive the order,” said a CB-CID official.

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