The Chennai police have initiated efforts to book Vinayaka Moorthy, a history sheeter and accused in the recent attack on a techie in the city's IT corridor. Reports of sexual assault have however been dismissed.
In the wee hours of February 13, a 30-year-old woman was hit on the head with an iron rod by unidentified persons in Chennaiās IT Corridor.
The incident took place at 2:30 am as she was travelling along the Thazhambur-Perumbakkam road. She lost balance and fell down on the road and began bleeding profusely.
Chennai police officials arrested Vinayaka Moorthy and three others in relation to this case on February 17.
Speaking to TNM a senior official handling the case has said that no case of sexual assault has been filed. During the enquiry it was discovered that Vinayaka Moorthy attacked the woman, pushed her to the side of the road and robbed her off her valuables before fleeing from the spot.
The woman, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, had been admitted to a private hospital on OMR and underwent surgery.
On February 13, 2014, a woman working with TCS at the SIPCOT IT Park in Chennaiās Siruseri was allegedly raped and murdered by three migrant workers, who waylaid her near the campus. She was reported missing after failing to return home from office that night. Her body was found on February 22, less than 10 days after the crime just metres away from the SIPCOT IT Park.
Her killers were nabbed when they tried to use her ATM card.
Months later, in November 2014, a mahila court in Chengelpet sentenced all three to life imprisonment.
In August 2016, the Madras High Court confirmed the life sentence awarded by the trial court. The three accused were, however, acquitted of rape for lack of sufficient evidence