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The Tami Nadu state Home Secretary, Director General of Police (DGP) and CBI director was directed by Justice K Suguna, to reply regrading a Sri Lankan woman refugee's claim that her daughter committed suicide after she was allegedly raped and assaulted by some Indian police personnel.

A 26 years of Sri Lankan woman refugee committed suicide after she was allegedly raped and assaulted by some police personnel in Indian Karur district. The deceased woman’s mother has filed a petition in the Madras High Court, seeking a Central bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. The mother has also sought interim compensation of Indian Rs.5 lakh.

Justice K Suguna, on Tuesday admitted the petition and ordered notice Tami Nadu state Home Secretary, Director General of Police (DGP) and CBI director and directed them to reply within a week.In the petition filed through her counsel, B. Padmavathi of repatriated Indian refugee camp at ayanoor in Karur, stated that she  and her daughter were repatriated Indians from Sri Lanka.

On March 7, the police personnel came to the house of her daughter at the refugee camp and informed her that her husband, who had been arrested in a murder case and was in jail, wanted to meet her.

The petitioner and her daughter were taken in a police van without following the law and the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in the D.K. Basu case. They were taken to an unknown place at Karur.

Enroute, her daughter was seperated and taken away by the police personnel to a faraway building, Padmavathi alleged. Later, the woman and her daughter were dropped at the Rayanoor camp.

The same day her daughter set herself on fire and died. She came to know that her daughter took the extreme step in the wake of sexual assault by three police personnel.

Ms. Padmavathi said no FIR was registered on the dying person’s statement. No investigation was conducted. She sent several complaints to the higher authorities, but no action was taken.

- Asian Tribune -

  Comments - 5

  • lankaputha Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:46 AM

    Now, first, who asked you to go and seek safe heaven in TN. This is a state where the police is most corrupted.
    But, we have some faith on HC, than in SL. So may be the rapists get a good punishment

    pd Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:49 AM

    in the HOME of tamilians they are treated in this shocking way?? where is card bord heros vaiko & karu? where are da ngos?? imagine if this happened in SL then every one wl bash MR. where is jayalalitha da amma of TN when her daughters are raped??

    malkanthi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:17 AM

    TN police is million times corrupt in every way than our police. In comparison we should have some respect towards our police.

    Above the crowd Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:05 AM

    Is the sky blue? This is common to Indian Police.

    zulu Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:32 AM

    Dear Refugees,

    You become Refugees in unknown lands... plz come back atleast you can live on love and fresh air here in SL., rather than burning to death.


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