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Coimbatore police for DNA test on PwD woman, children to track the perpetrators 

- June 24, 2022

Chennai, June 24 (BPNS)

Coimbatore Rural district police have registered a case of rape and sexual assault on unidentified persons who have raped, sexually assaulted, and impregnated a Person with Disability (PwD).

Sources in the police said that the woman had given birth twice and the police are ascertaining whether the woman was raped by a single person or multiple persons were involved. Police said that a case is registered under Sections 376(2)(1) and section 92( b) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act. A DNA test will be conducted on the woman and her children to track and arrest the perpetrator, police said.

The 29 year old woman was living with her rag picker father who is 64 years of age and they were living in an abandoned shelter at Thondamathur. The woman gave birth to a baby boy in 2020 which was given for adoption to the social welfare department.

Police said that the father and daughter did not give any complaint about the sexual assault and subsequently they shifted their stay to another under-construction house at Ranga Nagar near Perur in Coimbatore rural area.

It was after the local people alerted the police that the woman again became pregnant and delivered a baby girl in March 2022, that the law enforcers commenced acting on the matter.

The local people raised a complaint to the district collector who promptly directed the Social welfare department.  Officials from the social welfare department and Coimbatore rural police rescued them and sent them to an adoption home at Selur.

The district social welfare officer lodged a written complaint about the rape and sexual assault of the woman and case is registered under the IPC Section 376(2)(1) and section 92(b). Police said that the woman was not willing to submit a complaint and it may be due to the fact that the perpetrator is a known person.

A senior police officer told BPNS that the police is on the track and will soon find out and arrest the culprit or culprits.