Pollachi sexual assault: AIADMK expels member, politicos demand strict action

While the opposition has alleged that ruling party men including those close to Deputy Speaker Pollachi V. Jayaraman were involved in the Pollachi sexual assault incident, Jayaraman strongly denied any such links.

Speaking to reporters, he said that as soon as he learnt of the incident last month, he had called the Coimbatore Rural Superintendent of Police R. Pandiarajan and urged him to take action to book whoever was involved in the sexual assault. “The Pollachi MP had also given a petition to the SP seeking action,” he said, showing photographs published in newspapers.

According to Jayaraman, the DMK was using the incident for political gain in an election year. Later he submitted a complaint addressed to the DGP, seeking a probe into the campaign against him. Meanwhile, the AIADMK  cancelled Nagaraj's membership soon after a police complaint was filed by the victim's brother. In addition, DMK chief MK Stalin raised doubts whether the ruling AIADMK was "colluding" with the perpetrators of the crime.

Vaiko described the cries as “blood-curdling” and demanded an inquiry in a manner that did not subject the girls and their families to further difficulties and shame PMK founder S. Ramadoss wrote on Twitter: “The truth that the Pollachi incident tells us is that there are animals who masquerade as human beings. Young girls should be wary of men who try to snare them in the name of love.” His son and youth wing leader said, the four men who were arrested “cannot be the only ones involved in a crime of this nature. The police should find out everyone involved in this network.”