TN seeks CBI probe in Pollachi gang-rape case

Saturday 16th March 2019 07:17 EDT

CHENNAI/COIMBATORE: The Tamil Nadu government is moving to transfer the Pollachi sexual predators case to the CBI. A government official said, “The director general of police has begun the process of transferring the case to CBI. The central agency has been reached out too.” Protests have broken out across Tamil Nadu demanding action against the accused who targeted scores of women with impunity until a 19 year college girl issued an official complaint. Police officers close to the investigation said they were finding it difficult to get other women to come forward to file complaint. The four arrested are suspected to be part of a larger gang that preyed on college students, working women and housewives in and around Pollachi since 2012 by befriending them on social media, shooting videos of them and blackmailing them for sex and money.

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