DMK protests against teen girl's murder
Hundreds of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadre, majority of them women, today staged a demonstration to protest the murder of a teenage girl after a sexual assault and alleged worsening law and order situation in the state. They protested near the Collector's Office in this Southern district.
Led by party's Rajya Sabha member K Kanimozhi, the agitators raised slogans against the AIADMK government for the incident and demanded that the government take responsibility for the increasing number of crimes in the state.
Addressing the party workers, Ms Kanimozhi said the state government should provide security for women and maintain law and order.
Stating it was not a political agitation, she said the protest was to seek justice for the heinous crime committed against an innocent girl.
Suspecting whether the police had arrested real culprit behind the crime, she appealed to the government to conduct a detailed probe into the incident.
Twelve-year-old S Punitha, a seventh standard student, was found murdered near the railway track at an isolated location in Thathankulam Village, here on December 21.
Police cracked the murder case by arresting a womaniser, C Subbaiah (36), who confessed to killing the girl after she resisted his rape bid.
The incident had sent shock waves across the state.