A teenager girl at the age of 13 has been sexually exploited and tortured.
As reported by se.tha. ilangovan in Nakkheeran
The girl studies in 8th standard. Her close friend’s name is shenbagam and the girl often goes to her house to play. Shenbagam’s father ezhumalai is an auto driver. He has been showering care on her. One day he asked his daughter to buy some beetle leaves and ensure that he and the girl were alone in the house.
He went near her and said, ‘why are you still wearing school dress, I will give you a ‘comfortable’ dress and started stripping her. Then he touches all over her body and further rapes her. He has been continuing this brutal exploitation and torture for a while. Mother reports about this horrendous act to police, the way the police behaved is said to be excruciating.
Kavitha, mother of the girl said that, “my husband died 12 years before. I have 3 children, I work in brick house and with great difficulty I brought up the children. Two of them are married. This girl was studying …but….. but…” she busted into tears and continued “I never expected that, that heartless man could behave in such a manner to my little girl. She never told me anything, instead she was crying every day. Then when I raised my voice in anger she told me everything. You got to be a women to understand what I went through…” then she added,
I went to ammapettai police station with my daughter. I briefed them everything. S.I. Ramana said give Rs.10,000 we will file case. I said “where do I go for such a big amount” immediately inspector Jayam said ‘hey, wouldn’t you listen to what Ramana says, you sent your daughter to flirt around with that man for a week, let her enjoy and now you are shedding crocodile tears is it?” My heart broke, “pl don’t speak like this madam” I said. Then infront of my eyes itself, they asked my girl, where all did he touch you, how did he touch you etc in a very vulgar manner. I pleaded “pl don’t treat her like this, she is little girl”. They said it is just an enquiry process. Then she said “hey ramana, take this Saturn to the opposite Dr. Sumathi and check if she is truly raped.”
I said she did not volunteer, but she is raped. She said “both are same..don’t teach me law”. Doctor tested my daughter and told S.I that “she has been forced into sex. Without any shock and curtosy she said “hey as per doctor’s report your singari has been raped”. Then they filed an ordinary case and arrested Ezhumalai. They took my daughter to Govt. Hsopital. Again they asked me Rs.5,000 to pay to doctor. S.I Ramana said that Inspector demanded that amount. I screamed “How many times do I say madam, even If I work for whole month I don’t make such big money” and they cursed me saying ‘saturn…”and continued abusing me. Then one day Ezhumalai’s wife mallika came home and said “I thought I will pay some good money to a widowed mother and compensate, but you went to police, that’s why I gave them 30,000 and finished the case. You can do nothing.” And threw the report on my face. Here money plays a major role, poor are left without any help.”
Mayan, Human Rights Protection center member volunteered Legal help to Kavitha. He said that “Forensic report is not supposed to be let out, but the opposite party had taken it, this shows that how bribary has played a major role in this case. They refused to file a case, then Kavitha threatened to self immolate her. So they filed the case. They have influenced the concerned with money and changed the report. We have appealed for further investigation.”
While we contacted Inspector Jayam she said that “ I have acted as per law and ensured punishment for the convict.”
Translated for MASES by Kotravai.
MASES condemns the child sex abuse and injustice done by Ammapettai Police to Kavitha and her daughter. Thanks to Mayan for offering her the legal support. We hope the higher courts would order for a fair investigation and the culprit is arrested under all the relevant cases which includes Child Sex abuse, Rape. Considering the financial background it looks like Kavitha belongs to oppressed caste and if so a case should be filled under section three of the SC/ST Act and various sections for rape and torture.