Collective sexual assault of a girl at Vellore Fort … Two sentenced to life imprisonment! | the court sentenced lifetime prison to the accused in a woman gang rape case

A 26-year-old woman from a village near the Vellore Adukkamparai had been working in a popular textile shop in Vellore since 2020. The woman got acquainted with a young man from Katpadi who was 4 years younger than her who worked in the same shop. The two fell in love. At 9.30 pm on 18.01.2020, the two men left for work and went to Vellore Fort Park. When the man was alone in a hidden area where there was no movement, 3 people who came there under the influence of cannabis, with a knife around his neck, snatched the girl’s gold rug. Following this, the girl was gang-raped and the three escaped.

Vellore Fort

The Vellore North police have registered a case and arrested Manikandan (43), Sakthivel (21) and a 17-year-old boy from Kasba Vasanthapuram near the fort and Marimuthu (33) from Thorapadi who had bought stolen items from them. The case was heard in the Vellore Women’s Court. Apart from the boy who is enrolled in Chengalpattu Juvenile School, the other three involved in the case were produced in court yesterday. Details of the sentence for them were announced today as they were found guilty.

Manikandan, the first accused in the case, and Sakthivel, the second accused, were both sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Rs 5,000 each. A third offender, Marimuthu, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined 5,000 rupees for buying stolen goods from sex offenders.

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