‘Forced to implicate Stalin in murder case’
CHENNAI : The case relating to the murder of a DMK women’s wing member took a new turn on Friday when her husband filed a petition in the Madras High Court claiming that he was pressured to implicate former Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin in the case.
“I was forced to implicate M K Stalin in the murder case through an additional complaint,” said S Kumaravel of K K Nagar in the petition.According to Kumaravel, his wife Palmalar was the organiser for K K Nagar division of the DMK’s women’s wing. He, along with his wife and children, went to Madurai on June 1, 2008. Next day, Palmalar received a phone call and she returned to Chennai to participate in the birthday celebrations of a DMK leader scheduled on June 3. When Kumaravel came back to Chennai on June 6, he came to know that his wife was missing after June 3. Her body was found in a gunny bag at Manimangalam on June 6. Subsequently, the Manimangalam Police registered a case. As there was not much progress in the probe, Kumaravel moved the HC and the case was transferred to the CB-CID.Kumaravel alleged that after the new government assumed office in the State, two “influential persons” called on him and pressured him to file an additional complaint implicating Stalin and his personal assistant in the murder case. He said he had to do it as there was no other option.Making a U-turn on the claim, Kumaravel claimed in his new petition that Stalin and his PA had no connection with the murder of his wife. He prayed for a direction to the DIG, CB-CID, Kancheepuram-I, to investigate the case and file the final report within a period stipulated by the court.