Eight men were arrested in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore today for allegedly sexually harassing women in their twenties. The men have been regularly targeting women for the last seven years the police told NDTV.
Twenty-five-year-old Thirunavukarasu, alleged leader of the gang that sexually harassed hundreds of young girls, was recently arrested by the district special team police.
According to a police source, the district police recently arrested a three-member gang identified as Sabari Rajan (25), Satheesh (28) and Vasanth Kumar (24). Police also seized over 40 porn videos from them which they had shot, while sexually harassing their victims. Police have also arrested a few more in connection with the case. The elusive two were identified as Manikandan (26) and their leader Thirunavukarasu (25).
This incident created massive outrage in the state Tamilnadu where many started protesting in order to get the culprits what they deserve. Apart from the public who are very much angry on the rapists, many celebrities started to raise their voice for the victims.
Check out some of their emotional posts here :
Shocked by the #PollachiSexualAbuse case. Hope there is systemic support given so that survivors can come forward and strengthen the case against the criminals who did this. Preying on girls using social media is a growing menace and we must safeguard against it.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) March 11, 2019
That voice just keeps echoing in the ear. You sometimes think evil is just a concept & men are creatures of circumstance & then something like this happens. #ArrestPollachiRapists
— C.S.Amudhan (@csamudhan) March 11, 2019
பெண் பிள்ளைகளை வளர்ப்பதில் மட்டுமே கவனம் செலுத்தி, கட்டுப்பாடுகள் விதித்து, கண்காணித்து, திரும்பிப் பார்த்தால் ஆண்பிள்ளைகள் தறுதலைகளாகி தரங்கெட்டு நிற்கிறார்கள்.
பெண்ணை சக மனுஷியாய் மதிக்கச் சொல்லிக் குடுத்து ஆண்பிள்ளைகளை வளர்க்கும் வரை சமூகத்தில் பெண்ணுக்கு விடிவு இல்லை .
— கரு பழனியப்பன் (@karupalaniappan) March 11, 2019
— aishwarya rajessh (@aishu_dil) March 11, 2019
I strongly condemn these monsters … மிருகங்களினும் கேவலமான இந்த 4 பேரும் பெண்களை சித்ரவதை செய்து பாலியல் கொடுமைப்படுத்தியது வீடியோ பார்த்து நெஞ்சம் பதைபதைக்கிறது… இவர்களை பொது வெளியில் நடமாடவிடுவது சமூகத்திற்கு பேராபத்து..#arrestpollachirapists #arrestpollachirapists pic.twitter.com/eMCl6sP9W1
— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) March 11, 2019
#ArrestPollachiRapists இவர்கள் கொடூரமாக தண்டிக்கபட வேண்டும். சட்டமோ… கடவுளோ… தன் கடமையை தவறாமல் செய்யட்டும்
— Sathish (@actorsathish) March 11, 2019
Rape is not politics. This is a sensitive issue and something to do with gender horror. Do not use this issue as political campaign. It’s a individual crime. Punish the individual with high penalty. And those support the crime. Rape happens when any men with ill psychotic brain.
— Gayathri Raguramm (@gayathriraguram) March 11, 2019
Are u kidding me..?! Time n time again the same bloody crime..N we celebrate women’s day..!! this is what women mean to this society..#pollachirapists you should be skinned to death.!! Is this the kind of world we live in.!?? #DeathPenaltyforrape it’s the only way..!! #disgusted pic.twitter.com/vZqQJb3eFX
— varalaxmi sarathkumar (@varusarath) March 11, 2019
The Pollachi Gang Rape Group is politically connected. They have been making ‘friends’ with women or posing as some ‘travel group’ to gang rape girls. They have also shot videos of it.
One of the victim’s brother was beaten up by the same rapist circle.#PollachiGangRape
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) March 11, 2019
No mercy!! No Support!! for the animals in the human form.. Listening to the voice of the girl has broken the heart. Punishment should create a change for the heartless humans #PollachiSexualAbuse
— kathir (@am_kathir) March 11, 2019
They should be killed by the gud men out ther who knws to treat women with respect ! How much she suffered and begged calling them as brother 💔 disgusting human#ArrestPollachiRapists #PollachiSexualAbuse https://t.co/vu23ojLTZR
— suza kumar (@suza888) March 11, 2019
Punish those Monsters. #PollachiSexualAbuse
— Thiru (@dir_thiru) March 11, 2019
No mercy!! No Support!! for the animals in the human form.. Listening to the voice of the girl has broken the heart. Punishment should create a change for the heartless humans #PollachiSexualAbuse#ArrestpollachiRapists
— Daniel Annie Pope (@Danielanniepope) March 11, 2019