CHENNAI: DMK president M K Stalin on Friday accused the Tamil Nadu government of trying protect an AIADMK leader in Perambalur district who is accused of sexually harassing women by luring them to a ladies’ hostel in the name of job interviews.
He wanted a case filed in this connection to be transferred to the CBI from the state police.
“Even as the Pollachi sexual abuse cum blackmail case probe is yet to reach a conclusion, a similarly shocking incident in Perambalur district has come to light involving a leader of the ruling AIADMK party. Innocent women were lured to a hostel in the name of job interviews. They were sexually abused in the hostel,” said Stalin.
Referring to a complaint lodged by advocate P Arul with the Perambalur police, Stalin said the victims were not voicing their trauma for fear of social repercussions. “The police are trying to do a cover up operation in the case lodged against the sexual predators. The state government must probe the sexual assault complaint against officials,” he said.
Stalin said there would be a change of government in the state after the announcement bypoll results on May 23. The new government would investigate and take serious action against officials who watered down the Pollachi and Perambalur sexual abuse cases.