New Delhi: In the wake of the Pollachi sexual assault case which has taken Tamil Nadu by storm, a heated dispute broke out after Chennai police registered an FIR against DMK president MK Stalin’s son-in-law Sabareesan Vedamurthy, for spreading rumours alleging involvement of ruling AIADMK functionaries in the case.

After a police complaint lodged by Tamil Nadu Deputy Speaker Pollachi V Jayaraman, a case was registered with the cyber crime wing of the city for spreading rumours against him on social media. Following the complaint, Sabareesan was booked.

Pollachi sexual assault case

A 19-year-old woman had alleged that unidentified men in Pollachi town of the district recently took her in a car and attempted to disrobe her and videographed it. As the woman refused to yield to their advances, the men started blackmailing her with the video. They later threw her out of the vehicle after snatching her gold chain. The police has so far arrested four men in the case.

The National Commission for Women on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police to initiate action against the men accused in the alleged sexual harassment of a woman in Coimbatore district. Reacting to the news reports, NCW chief Rekha Sharma has issued a notice to DGP, Tamil Nadu, T K Rajendran to take appropriate action against the accused.

“Considering the gravity of the matter, it is requested that appropriate action be taken as per the relevant provisions of law against all the accused and a detailed action taken report in the matter be sent to the commission,” she added.