After ascertaining the genuineness of the case, the woman was booked under Section 100 of the IPC and allowed to go free. (Representative image)
CHENNAI: A 21-year-old woman, who pushed a 40-year-old unidentified man to death to save herself from his attempt to sexually assault her in Minjur on Tuesday, was booked under Section 100 of the IPC (right of private defence of the body extends to causing death) and released without charge by police on Thursday.
The Minjur police had initially registered a case of suspicious death under Section 174 of the CrPC after recovering the man’s body near a fish farm.
According to police, the woman, mother of two, was working at the farm when the man sneaked in, gagged and dragged her to a secluded place and attempted to sexually assault her.
To escape from him, the woman pushed him to the ground. The man hit a stone and lost consciousness. She later dragged him out of the farm and dumped him along the road.
The woman then narrated the incident to her husband Poongavanam, 26, who also worked there. He and other workers rushed to the spot where she had dumped the man and found some local villagers there.
On information, a Minjur police team led by inspector Vadivel Murugan rushed to the spot. They alerted the ‘108’ ambulance service. Paramedics examined the man and confirmed that he had died.
Police registered a case of suspicious death and sent the body to Ponneri GH for autopsy.
Vadivel Murugan said, “We inquired about the deceased in the neighbourhood and people said they had spotted him a couple of times in the area. They said that he was not employed in any company there.”
Tiruvallur SP V Varun Kumar said, “After ascertaining the genuineness of the case, the woman was booked under Section 100 of the IPC and allowed to go free.”