When Kamal Haasan issued a statement alleging that over 60 women from Pollachi in Coimbatore had been sexually assaulted, blackmailed and tortured by a group of men, it set forth a series of events that have become a raging issue. The police began their investigations and have arrested a gang of men who have been found to target women and befriend them through social media and then get closer to them and eventually sexually abuse them and even tape these events. The gang is said to have resorted to extorting money from these women and their families using the recorded videos and explicit pictures.
This Pollachi rape issue has now been in the headlines and ongoing investigations have been unearthing many shocking incidents. Following deep investigations and outrage from various sections of society including politicians and cinema celebrities, it has been found that over 200 women have fallen victim to this gang of miscreants. It is also said that this gang has been operating for over seven years and have been victimising women in a number of ways. The arrests of 4 men involved in this incident happened, after one woman and her brother filed a complaint against them. However, still one of the leading accused is missing and it is reported that he has sent an audio note requesting this case be handed over to the CBI as many top politicians from the ruling party are reported to be associated in this issue.
Many top stars have condemned this women abuse and have been issuing strong statements asking the Police and the government to take strict action. Celebrities like GV Prakash, Chinmayi, Aishwarya Rajesh, Siddharth, Kathir and a number of others have been posting their passionate views on their Twitter feeds. Check them out below: