Cop attacks VAO over affair with acid; both hosptialised with injuries
Galatta | 06:39 PM
The Tiruvannamalai cops had a rather unique day after they took both the perpetrator and the victim of an acid to the Kilpauk Medical College and the Stanley medical college in Chennai with significant but non-fatal injuries.
According to sources, Sivakumar, the Village Administrative Officer of Thendral Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, was apprehended by head constable Sripal, of Vengikalpudur, on Friday night. They reportedly had a conversation, which heated up and ended with Sripal pulling out a bottle.
Witnesses claim that Sivakumar responded immediately, grappling with the seemingly angry cop. Both of them were splashed with the contents of the bottle, which turned out to be acid. Onlookers immediately broke the fight up and took both of them to a nearby hospital, from where they were sent to the Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai.
Inquiries later revealed that the two had fought over an affair. Reportedly, Sripal's mother-in-law was a Revenue Inspector and worked in the same place as Sivakumar. Sivakumar used to drop her home after office and hence came to be introduced to Sripal's wife. The two allegedly had been having an affair and Sripal, upon knowing of it, confronted Sivakumar.
While Sivakumar, who sustained injuries to the face, chest and upper limbs, was taken to the Kilpauk Medical College, Sripal was taken to the Stanley Medical College with injuries on the face, knees and right leg.
Sivakumar's wife lodged a complaint based on which Sripal and his mother-in-law were booked under IPC sections 294 (b) (verbal abuse), 326 (A) (voluntarily causing hurt with acid), section 3 (1)(r) (intentional insult or intimidation), (s) (abusing by caste name) of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Sivakumar himself was booked under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 294 (b) (verbal abuse), 326 (A) (voluntarily causing hurt with acid) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation). Inquiries were on.