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Kumaran Nagar is nothing more than a cluster of ramshackle houses by the polluted Cooum river that runs through Chennai. It is located within the middle- and upper-milddle class borough of Anna Nagar, where many peoplework as domestic helps or do odd-jobs. Others have small businesses, if they can be called that. The year-old woman who is one of the lead actors in a sordid saga playing out right now in the city was a flower seller.
Most days, S Kanchana, who lives in the same area, would see her, and her daughter, a nine-year-old, selling flowers by the roide. The abuser, A Perumal, 48, who runs a ration store in TP Chatram in the city has also been arrested; in all, he is accused of abusing seven minor girls. The police suspect there may be more. They believe the assaults took place either in his hole-in-the-wall store, or in the home of the year-old woman.
He filmed all the assaults. Perumal has been booked under section rapeand various provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences POCSO Act, section 5 aggravated penetrative sexual assault6 punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault9 aggravated sexual assault13 use of child for pornographic purposes14 punishment for using child for pornographic purposesand 16 abetment of an offence.
Senior police officials say the two arrested mothers received between one and two thousand rupees every time Perumal sexually assaulted their daughters. The city police were cracking down on the illegal sale of chewing tobacco or gutka, banned in Tamil Nadu.
Piqued by his resistance in handing it over and hoping to trace his supplier, they seized both his mobile phones. On one, they found something much worse than the contact details of his supplier. The phone was filled with pornographic videos, many of which showed him sexually abusing different girls, including the seven minors; all the victims are between the ages of 9 and The police then brought in an all-women police team, which primarily deals with domestic violence and POCSO cases.
The team decided to visit Kumaran Nagar, five minutes from the ration shop after inquiries with local residents. Within hours five girls were rescued. Later they identified two more girls from the videos but are yet to locate them, Rajeshwari added. The year-old woman who has been arrested lives in Ezhil Nagar, a resettlement colony where cramped homes stand cheek by jowl, its residents displaced by both the tsunami in and most recently, the Chennai floods.
She moved there three years ago with her husband, a painter, their young daughter, and two sons. Neighbours say even the father did not know what was happening. In this colony too, most families earn their incomes through daily wage work, and there is now fear about their own children. The pandemic and the restrictions necessitated by it have not been kind to the people of Kumaran Nagar or the resettlement colony.
Daily wage work has dried up, for instance. The loss of livelihood invariably will lead to increased child labour child marriage, child trafficking. Thus far though, they believe, that only mothers of two of the girls were involved. The aunt of one of the victims, who is 17, said that the girl finally opened up about the abuse to the police and that even the victim had no idea Perumal was filming his assault.
Before moving in with the aunt, the girl lived with another aunt in the same area, whose year-old daughter is also among the victims. The family told HT that both girls had dropped out of school, and sold flowers for a living. Investigators suspect that Perumal may also have circulated the videos of his sexual acts, and his phone has been sent for forensic analysis.
The police said they are reconstructing the chronology of the events. What is clear is that the victims came from poor homes and most of their parents were flower vendors.
It has also emerged that all the families have been hit hard economically by the pandemic, and that none of the victims attend school. Most dropped out at some stage. In Kumaran Nagar, a tailor recalls stitching school uniforms for the year-old, and also the girl.
Everyone here is poor and has always been so, she said, but what happened to the girls is not right.
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