August 9, 2016
Condemning the police for filing an FIR against five Scheduled Caste children below 10 years, (including a case under POSCO), the members of Puthiya Tamizhakam (PT) today sought immediate action, including suspension of erring officials of M. Kallupatti Station, in Madurai District.
M. Kallupatti police have registered cases under four IPC sections, and five under POSCO (Protection of Child From Sexual Offences Act) against five school students, including a nine-year old girl, for sexual torture, and attacking with glass pieces, PT president, Dr. K. Krishnasamy told reporters here.
The case was registered on the complaint by one Velusamy, which stated that these children had waylaid six children, including his son, on August 5, and poured water mixed with cow dung, calling them by their caste name, inflicting injuries with glass pieces and also giving sexual torture to one Pandiammal, aged nine years.
Claiming that it was ridiculous on the part of the police to register a case of sexual torture against children below 10 years and also under POSCO, Krishnsamy said that there was no special juvenile police unit in the station, and, without giving any thought charged them under various sections.
The children, Jayaprakash, Murugadas, Vallarau, Sundarapandi and Sangeetha, were present at a press meet and narrated the incident, saying that, in fact, they were at the receiving end from the complainant’s son, and five others.
Krishnasamy urged the state government to constitute a high-level inquiry committee to go into the details and punish the police officials, who were indulging in anti-Dalit activities. Similarly, two teachers in the school were also hand-in-glove with the police and the complainant, Krishnsamy said.