CBI takes over Pollachi sexual abuse case

April 28, 2019 11:04 am | Updated 11:06 am IST - Chennai

Students of American College staging a demonstration in Madurai on Friday, demanding justice in Pollachi sexual abuse case.

Students of American College staging a demonstration in Madurai on Friday, demanding justice in Pollachi sexual abuse case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday formally took over the probe into the sensational Pollachi sexual abuse and blackmail case.

The central agency, which took over the case on a recommendation from the State government, has registered two FIRs in the case.

While one FIR is based on the complaint of a college girl who was assaulted in a car by four youth, the other FIR was registered on the complaint of her brother that he was beaten up by a gang who intervened on behalf of the main accused in the case.

The case relates to the alleged enticing of several young women and filming them in a compromising position for the purpose of blackmail. Investigation in the case, which was handled by the local police, was transferred to the CB-CID and subsequently to the CBI. Recently, the CB-CID included rape as one of the offences against the accused.

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