It’s Okay To Share A One-Month Old Rape Case Story, Says Chinmayi As She Was Targetted For Sharing An Old News!

Well said, Chinmayi! A lot of us had been unaware of the story!

If you see Chinmayi’s Twitter, you would see the amount of active campaigning and awareness she creates for other women. She receives threats and abuses on a daily basis and still says hard as a rock doing what she believes in. Chinmayi recently shared a post of a teenage girl gang-raped by two women in Coimbatore. A comment immediately surfaced, “Its a one-month-old story. Those who live in constant fear, find fear everywhere.”


To which Chinmayi replied, “Yaen? Oru maasam munnadi aana adhu ungalauku ‘pazhaya news’. Fresh a rape pannadhan serious a eduthupeenga pola. Samaniyan illa saniyan madiri iruku tweet.”

While another follower commented, “Chin, is there any reason you are posting this now and not when it happened a couple of months ago?”

To which Chinmayi responded, “I didn’t know about it.”

Yet another horrific case of heinous crimes against young women had come to some sort of closure, as Manikandan surrendered before the Mahila court/Special Court for Children in Coimbatore on December 3rd, for the gangrape of a Class XI girl and an assault on her 19-year-old male friend.

On the night of November 26th, the girl and her friend were outside a park, after celebrating the girls’ birthday in the Seeranaickanpalayam area in Coimbatore. The seven men, whose ages ranged from the early 20s to early 30s, confronted the pair, and eventually assaulted the young man who tried to defend the girl. After forcing the man to strip down, the accused proceeded to take videos of him, before forcing the girl to strip down as well.

When met with resistance from the girl, the group proceeded to forcefully strip her too, and then two of the group raped their helpless victim, while the rest took turns in taking pictures and videos of the horrific incident.

After the group left, the pair went and stayed at the friends’ home, after which the girl went home and told her mother about the encounter. The family then lodged a complaint with the RS Puram police under sections 5(u), 6, 9(g), 10, 13, 14 and 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and section s 354 and 506 (ii) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

4 days after the incident, Coimbatore police nabbed 4 of the accused, namely T Rahul (21), R Prakash (22), S Karthikeyan (28) and S Narayanamurthy (30) and produced them before the Mahila court, and after the deployment of 4 special teams to track the remaining 2 culprits. Manikandan, the main accused then surrendered to the Coimbatore police, leaving just one miscreant, Karthik of Vadavalli, yet to be arrested.


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