Monday, October 16, 2006

Now it's Chennai Turn

IT professional abducted, molested
CHENNAI:In a shocking incident that exposes the absence of security, a young woman working with a software company was allegedly abducted in a share autorickshawand molested by two youth last week.

Worse, the police have almost hit a dead end in the case as the victim, on the advice of her parents, has allegedly refused to lodge a formal complaint and the identity of the accused has not been established.

According to police sources, the 22-year old woman had left on the evening of Wednesday last hired ashare autorickshaw just outside her office in Thoraipakkam to go to herresidence in Velachery.

The victim told us that it was raining that day and the autorickshaw driver had rolled the shutter sheet down. Midway through the journey she peeped outside and found that the autorickshaw was not proceeding on the Velachery route and attempted to raise an alarm.

Immediately, a youth aged around 25 who was seated next to the driver jumped on to the back seat, slapped her and ordered her to keep her mouthshut, a police officer said.

In the meantime, the girl had managed to alert her friends by sending SMS messages through her mobile phone.

As the vehicle neared a college campus in Karapakkam on the outskirts, the two men dragged her out of the vehicle to a bushy area and raped her. Hearing the victim scream, the security guards of the college blew the whistle alerting apatrol vehicle.

Meanwhile, the police and her parents were alerted by the girl's friends and they launched a hunt for her along the Thoraipakkam Road . Finally, thepatrol vehicle personnel spotted her near the college with her dress torn andgot her admitted to a private hospital in Velachery, the officer said.

The driver and his accomplice had fled the scene much earlier after taking away the girl's gold chain and a bag containing an ATM card and cash.

Though the girl did not lodge a formal complaint, the Thoraipakkam police intercepted several share autorickshaws and sought to match the description provided by the girl with that of the driver's.

"We have not achieved a breakthrough so far but we are hoping to convincethe victim to lodge a complaint which is crucial to nail the accused" the officer added

So Girls
Please see through that you leave early and at a reasonable time toprevent any such happenings.

Such incidents have become very frequent, especially to those working in the s/w industry because of the latetimings.

Even guys have been abducted off their belongings. So ALL should take care of their safety and plz pass this on,So that evry1 is aware of it.

Already I have blogged the same type of incident happend in Bangalore. Now it's Chennai.


gormandizer said...

The girl didnt raise a complaint because she had her betrothal just recently and didnt want to spoil her name in this conservative chennai. In Delhi atleast girls have the courage to come and complain.

Cogito said...

Leaving early is not a solution.The fact that such cases rarely end in a criminal being convicted,is the cause of concern.

anitha shalini said...

Hi Ila,
Mulu peyar Ilamarana? I wish I knew how to use the tamil font. Your posts are interesting. bumped into your blog while reading the comments on Chinmayi's blog.


anitha shalini said...
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anitha shalini said...

Also reg this post - how is it possible for any girl in toda's Indian society to file a complaint in this matter? Balachandar movies la varra heriones mattum thaan ithellam panna mudiyum. I will not say that our society is not changing - its just that the change is too has its pros and cons - intha ponnu complaint pannathathukku reason is one of the cons - the stigma of "karpu" which is a highly distorted philosophy.


artnavy said...

i think we shld keep a spray handy and some pepper as well

dont we all know that we can get a man where it hurts most without much effort if only we are a little less embaressed- after all it is our life and modesty at stake


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