A 20-year-old Dalit girl from Walajabad area of Kancheepuram was found hanging in a private garden on Thursday morning with stab marks, burns and bruises on her body. Body of the victim was found a week after she went missing on November 21.
Hailing from Aandi Siruvallur village near Walajabad, she was working in a private company in Kancheepuram. On 21 November, she did not come back home.
As claimed in the reports, the girl’s father said in a police complaint that he suspects a man, with whom the girl was believed to be in a relationship, and a few others to have gangraped and murdered his daughter. Acting on the complaint, the police detained boyfriend Rajesh (30) on Friday evening.
“Rajesh and my daughter were in a relationship for the past one year. I objected to the relationship as he is from an upper caste. But my daughter did not listen to me. After she went missing, my younger son contacted Rajesh who told him that he had destroyed my daughter and dared us to do whatever that we could. I suspect Rajesh murdered my daughter,” victim’s father reportedly said in his complaint to the police.
The police have registered the case under Section 306 of the IPC (Abetment to suicide) and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Sources said they are still investigating the claims made by the parent.
The police is also awaiting autopsy results of the woman to ascertain whether she had been raped before her death.