Two arrested for raping Aurobindo Ashram evictee

File photo of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry.

File photo of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry.   | Photo Credit: T_Singaravelou

Police on Monday arrested two persons for allegedly raping a woman, one of the sisters who jumped into sea after they were evicted from Sri Aurobindo Ashram recently.

A day after five sisters were evicted from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram-run apartments, on a Supreme Court order, two of the sisters and their mother ended their lives on Wednesday in an alleged family suicide bid by drowning themselves in the sea.

The father and three other sisters were rescued by fishermen and they were admitted to the Government General Hospital. One of the surviving sisters alleged that two unknown persons raped her when she was lying on the beach after being washed ashore.

N. Ravikumar, Superintendent of Police (North), said following a complaint from the victim, we arrested the two persons on Monday morning.

During the interrogation, the accused - K. Viji alias Vijayakumar (30) and S. Raji (35) of Pillaihchavadi, admitted the offence. According to their confessional statements, they gave arrack to the victim when she asked for water and she spat. After sexually assaulting her, they also robbed her rings and fled.

They were produced before a judicial magistrate court and remanded to judicial custody.

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