As per The New Indian Express, a 23-year-old woman who allegedly killed a potential rapist was set free by the police on grounds that she had acted in self-defence. The police mentioned that the woman, a mother of two, was struggling to free herself from the clutches of the deceased when she pushed him.
Woman killed the man in self-defense
As per the sources, the man, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, hit his head against a rock and died on the spot. Based on the the initial investigation, the victim had only acted in her self-defence. Hence, Tiruvallur police invoked section 100 of the IPC (right of private defence) and released her on station-bail.
As per the police authorities, the locals reported a man found dead in a fish farm near Minjur on Wednesday. The police retrieved his body and sent to the Tiruvallur Government Hospital for post-mortem.
From a thorough investigation, it was found that the man was stalking the woman from a long time.
Man gagged, dragged her to a secluded spot
Our brave hero lived with her husband and two children in a small room-like structure in the property and the family was employed at the fish farm. As per Indiatimes, the senior police officer said,
“On Wednesday, the man sneaked into the farm, allegedly gagged the woman and dragged her to a secluded place in the farm where he tried to force himself on her.”
As the man held her from behind, our survivor pushed him because of which he slipped, and hit a rock on the ground. The ground was slippery from rain the previous night. When the man fainted, Lakshmi dragged the body and dumped it on the roadside, after which she returned to the farm and informed her husband.
Post which, her husband and other workers rushed to see the man. They saw villagers standing around the man lying unconscious. Post which, the Minjur police rushed to the spot, and alerted the ambulance. The para-medic staff confirmed his death due to concussion.
This isn’t the first time that the police has invoked section 100 of IPC. Earlier the same section was also applied in the case of a 19-year-old after she killed a man, who attempted to rape her.
What Is Section 100 of the IPC?
Section 100 of the IPC is invoked when the right of private defence of the body extends to causing death. To help oneself against the life-threatening acts, the Constitution of India and the Indian Penal Code provides provisions for self-defence in the form of a right of private defence.
In the times, when our country is witnessing increased cases of sexual assaults against women, this case is a reflection of how women need to be encouraged to stand up for themselves!
At IFORHER, we are proud of this survivor for standing for herself and her dignity! She is the hero our society needs!