In the most shocking incident Police has sent two people to jail on murder charges without proper investigation, on which it was later revealed that the murdered women is still alive. According to the reports ,The Murappanadu police in Tuticorin district registered a case saying a woman, who went missing from Srivaikundam on March 6, 2002, was killed on April 5, 2002. They even arrested two men – Kovilpillai and Balasubramanian – in connection with the ‘murder’ without proper investigation .The Madras High Court on Monday ordered DNA test on a woman to ascertain her claim that she had been wrongly declared as murdered in 2002.
According to the Reports , More than 13 years after her ‘murder’ – for which two men were arrested – Mekala alias Punitha returned in full flesh and blood, and appeared before a judge in the Madurai bench of the Madras high court. Justice S Nagamuthu rapped police for faulty investigation and asked them to conduct DNA analysis on the woman and her father to establish her ‘identity’ beyond doubt. The case dated back to 2002. The Murappanadu police in Tuticorin district registered a case saying a woman, who went missing from Srivaikundam on March 6, 2002, was killed on April 5, 2002. They even arrested two men – Kovilpillai and Balasubramanian – in connection with the ‘murder’.
But now it emerges that Punitha’s mother had left her father, who was living at Perur in Tuticorin, many years ago and remarried a man in Tirupur. She died years later. Punitha too married a man in Tirupur, left him and went to Chennai. In Chennai, she married a Muslim man and gave birth to two children.In 2011, when she returned to her native village to visit her relatives, some villagers informed her about the police case relating to her ‘murder’. Following this, she approached the collector and the SP and told them that nobody had killed her.
The matter reached the high court after the two persons slapped with the murder charge approached the court seeking action against the policemen who had foisted the case on them. When the case came up for hearing last week, Justice Nagamuthu directed police to produce the woman in court.The judge directed the Tuticorin superintendent of police Aswin M Kotnis, who was present in the court, to conduct further inquiries.Punitha went missing from Srivaikundam on March 6, 2002 and was declared killed on April 5, 2002.