Dhasvanth’s counsel Vijaykumar has withdrawn from the case, which means the state will now have to provide him legal aid.

You murderous dog Women attack Hasinis alleged killer Dhasvanth outside TN court
news Hasini case Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 13:05

Dhasvanth, the accused in the murder and sexual assault of seven-year-old Hasini and suspected of killing his mother, was attacked at a court in Chengalpet on Wednesday.

Visuals show Dhasvanth being brought to court in handcuffs, surrounded by a team of policemen. It was that one woman tried to grab hold of the accused’s collar and rough him. She was, however, pushed away by police personnel, even as other women shouted “kolagara naaye” (You murderous dog in Tamil). Another woman threw a show at Dhasvanth.  

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Speaking to TNM, a police official said, “Members of the public tried to attack him. But the police protected Dhasvanth. The hearing is now going on.”

Dhasvanth appeared in court on Wednesday for the trial in the Hasini rape and murder case.

His legal counsel Vijayakumar has withdrawn from representing him in court. This means that the state will have to provide Dhasvanth legal aid.

The 23-year-old techie was brought to Chennai after being arrested in Mumbai last Saturday. Dhasvanth had escaped to Mumbai after allegedly bludgeoning his mother – 45-year-old Sarala- to death at their home in Kundrathur in Chennai. After allegedly committing the crime, Dhasvanth fled with his mother’s jewellery.

He then met two of his jail mates, James and David who helped him pawn his mother’s jewellery. Dhasvanth then travelled to Mumbai.

On December 6, a special team from Chennai, who were aware of Dhasvanth’s fondness for betting on horse races, nabbed him from the Chembur Race Course in Mumbai. But in a shocking lapse on the part of the team, Dhasvanth managed to escape from police custody a day later from the Satellite Hotel in Vile Parle.

He was, however, rearrested on December 8 from a betting bar at Kala Ghoda in Mumbai.

Following interrogation, police say that Dhasvanth admitted to killing his mother with an iron hammer.

In February this year, 7-year-old Hasini was found murdered and Dhasvanth was suspected of sexually assaulting her and then killing her.

He had been out on bail in the case since September when he allegedly killed his mother. He procured bail on a technical ground after his father went to court claiming that the Chennai police cannot impose Goondas Act on him.

The trial in the Hasini murder case was set to begin at a court in Chengalpet last week when Dhasvanth had escaped following his mother’s murder.

 

 

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