We have heard of some bizarre stories when issues crop up between neighbours but a recent shocking incident has come to light from a popular apartment complex in a very posh locality of Chennai! Balaji Vijayaraghavan is heading the Marketing department in a US-based software firm in Chennai. He is also a stand-up comedian and runs a not-for-profit organization for carnatic musicians. His aunt (mother's sister) is the victim, who is living alone in a flat in Nanganallur behind the Anjaneyar temple, after his uncle passed away last year! Dr. Subbaiah Shanmugam is an oncologist who consults at SIMS and he is reportedly currently working at the Kilpaul Medical College. He stays in the flat below Balaji's aunt and he recently purchased a third car but as he had only 2 parking slots, he had requested Balaji's aunt to park in one of their vacant parking slots! He asked for using it for 10 days only, initially. However, when he requested that he wanted to use the slot regularly, Balaji's aunt asked him to pay a nominal monthly rental of about Rs. 1,500 for using it, while generally people charge around Rs. 5,000 for the same. That is when the issues started!

Balaji's aunt wanted to get an agreement done for Dr. Subbaiah to use the slot and to also ensure that there were no confusions at any stage. This is something common in most gated communities, nowadays! However, the doctor does not seem to have liked that and had been creating some issues or the other for his aunt, since then. However, Balaji states that the torture intensified ever since people started staying inside the houses, because of the COVID lockdown. There were reports from many neighbours that the doctor had contracted COVID. Balaji's aunt found used face masks and dried neem leaves outside my aunt's door. His aunt stays alone and though there were suspicions that the doctor was behind all of this, they had no proof. Balaji then had a CCTV installed and found shocking footage. The footage showed the doctor urinating on the door of his aunt's house and they also found he had masturbated and left semen in front of their door. Even today morning, he had been found to have urinated on a newspaper and inserted it in the door of the house.

Detailing about this issue, Balaji says, "My aunt did not tell any of these issues to me initially, as she feared I might react and take some action on the doctor. I came to know of her being tortured through some other people and her neighbours. After I posted about this doctor's torture and behaviour on social media, many people from political parties have been trying to reach me." He went on to say, "I went to give a Police complaint against the Doctor on Saturday, at the S8 Adambakkam Police station, but there was no proper response from the Police officers there. Despite me showing video evidence of his activities, they sarcastically asked me if I had decided he was the miscreant. More than this being considered a nuisance, it should be looked at as preventing a crime against women and he should be brought to justice." This is a very shocking incident indeed and we hope that approprite investigation is done and justice is delivered!

Check out a telephonic interview with Balaji and the CCTV video evidence here: