Sivaganga: Two days after the Madras High Court took up the case of a minor girl, who was allegedly sexually exploited by many people including some high-level police officers, the Sivaganga police arrested a sub-inspector and three others on Wednesday.
The first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, on Monday, directed the Sivaganga police inspector to appear before it along with a status report on the case on Nov 3.
The 17-year-old girl, in her petition, had claimed that several high ranking IPS officers had abused her and were blocking a fair probe into the incident. She sought a transfer of the case filed by the Sivaganga all-woman police station under “weak charges” to the CBI.
While the case was filed four months ago, police swung into action on Wednesday by arresting four persons whose names were given as R Shankar (55), Sub Inspector of Sivaganga Town Police station, her relatives R Senthil (36) and M Suresh (32), who was formerly the head of a private school and currently running a computer center, of Sivaganga and D Aravind (21), resident of Madurai.
Police sources said the girl, with the help of her aunt Selvi of Coimbatore, had lodged a complaint on June 4 claiming that her father Muthupandi and brother Karthik raped her repeatedly following which police said they arrested both. While Muthupandi is in jail, Karthick has come out on bail.
She, according to police, had also said that a few others including a government bus conductor had abused her. The cops have launched a hunt for the conductor.
The girl, who has recorded her statement before a judicial magistrate, is said to have mentioned names of some 25 men.
On directions from Superintendent of Police M Durai, the police have started a reinvestigation. They inquired sub-inspector Shankar and arrested him on Wednesday along with three others.
All the four were produced before the Judicial Magistrate Deepa who remanded them in judicial custody for 15 days.
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