We hang our head in shame as a very horrific sex scandal comes to light in Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi.
And, if you haven’t heart about the Pollachi Sex Scandal, we want to tell you that you are not alone. Even though the horrific details of the crime came to light in February, the news hasn’t been widely reported.
What Is Pollachi Sex Scandal & How It Came To Light
The crime was first reported in February by a college student against four men for sexual assault and extortion using the rape video they had filmed.
In her complaint, she shared how these men sexually assaulted her and filmed a video to blackmail her later.
As per Times Now, the 19-year-old was called by her acquaintance, Sabarirajan as he wanted to discuss something important with her alone. The accused and another man asked her to get into the car as they could discuss the important matter on the way.
But suddenly, two other men got in the car and sexually assaulted her while shooting a video.
They threatened her if she didn’t provide them with sexual favours and money, her video would be uploaded on the internet.
Upset and scared, she did not reveal the incident to her family at first. But, when the men blackmailed her multiple times, she had to share the ordeal with family.
When her brother tracked down the two accused and beat them up, it was then the scary sexual violence and extortion racket was uncovered.
He handed over the cell phones, which contained videos of other women, to the police. The four men, identified as Sabarirajan, Vasanthakumar, Sathish and Thirunavukkarasu were arrested within two weeks under multiple IPC sections.
The Massive Racket That Shook The Country
The cops had no clue on the magnitude of the crime until they stumbled upon the mobile phone of the accused.
As per Indiatimes, it had videos of more than 40 women in the age group 18-35 including working women and college students.
According to the police, the gang had been sexually assaulting women since 2013. They used the videos to extort money and demand sexual favours. The police believe the gang’s activities remained unreported as the victims didn’t come forward in the fear of shame.
The police have requested other victims to come forward about their experiences with these men.
The gang allegedly used social media to prey on young women. After winning confidence, they used to invite them for dinners or meetings where they sexually assaulted them to film the act.
How Someone Can Stoop So Low?
If you feel these men would be uneducated and that’s why they have done what they have done. Then, here is the saddening part – these accused are well educated and financially independent.
Sabarirajan is a 25-year-old civil engineer whereas Thirunavukkarasu is a 26-year-old financier. The other accused, Vasanthakumar works for Thirunavukkarasu and Sathish owns a readymade garments shop in Pollachi.
The Case With Political Connection
It came to light that A Nagaraj, a local leader was involved in threatening the brother of the complainant after he confronted the accused. The political party has distanced itself from Nagaraj and said he has been expelled from the party.
A Humble Request
In case you know someone who is being a victim of a similar crime, please don’t blame her. Instead, give her the courage to fight back against these monsters who are abusing innocent women for their own selfish motives.
We wish more women like this 19-year-old can come forward without the fear of being judged and blamed.
Their voices are very important to charge these monsters will the harshest punishment for ruining lives of so many innocent women.
Dear Women, Please Speak Up! We Are With You & So Is Every Indian Woman!