Pollachi: In a shocking incident, district police have arrested a three-member gang for sexually abusing a college girl and snatching her gold chain near Dharapuram. Investigating it, police stumbled on a wider racket of sexual abuse of over 50 young girls in this area.
According to police, Sabari Rajan 25 an engineering graduate residing at Pollachi Jothi Nagar befriended a college girl on social media. In course of time they exchanged their mobile phone numbers. After gaining her confidence the youth asked the girl out for a date. On the way he also picked up his friends Satheesh, 28, from Sulesvaranpatty, Vasanth Kumar, 24, Bakkothipalayam and Thirunavukarasu, 26, from Makinampatty in his car.
While nearing Dharapuram, the gang took the girl to an abandoned place, where they allegedly abused the girl physically and shot a video. They threatened her and snatched her gold chain. Leaving her in the middle of a deserted road, the gang fled.
The girl managed to return home and told her parents. Following a complaint by her parents Pollachi east wing police lodged a complaint and arrested Sabari Rajan, Vasanth Kumar and Satheesh while Thirunavukarasu is on the run.
Interrogating them, police were further shocked to know that the gang with a help of a few more youths, had abused more than 50 girls studying in schools and colleges in the same style and robbed valuables from them. None of them had lodged a police complaint.
Two special teams have been deployed to arrest a few more involved in the case, while Pollachi east wing police also lodged a complaint against Senthil, 33, from Cinnampalayam, Babu, 26, from VKV layout in Pollachi, Vasanth Kumar, 20, from Aachipatty for assaulting the girl's brother for lodging a police complaint.
Further investigations are on to nab Manikandan, 26, and Thirunavukarasu, 26, who are on the run....