Erode taluk police arrested five persons, including mother and father, who planned to sacrifice their sons in Erode.
Ramalingam (age 43), hails from Punchai Puliampatti, near Sathy, is a textile trader.
His wife is Ranjita (36).
They have 2 sons Deepak (15) and Kishanth (6). A complaint was lodged with the Erode SP on April 12 that Ranjita and her family were planning to kill the two.
Following this, Deepak and Kishanth’s grandmother Bakiyam (60) lodged a complaint at the Erode taluk police station on April 13.
In the petition she stated: My son-in-law Ramalingam married Indumati (32) 6 years ago with the consent of my daughter Ranjita.
All 3 were living in Rangampalayam Railway colony, Erode.
Also living with them was Sasi (39), also known as Dhanalakshmi.
My daughter, son-in-law, Indumati, Dhanalakshmi obtained TC from Deepak’s school to discontinue his study and did not enrol Kishanth in school.
Both of my grandchildren have been bullied into washing clothes, dishes and harassed them in many ways and locked there in the house so as not to check them to reveal such things to others.
Also, my daughter Ranjita has been doing pujas under the guise of God at night.
On the night of February 22, Sasi, Dhanalakshmi, was talking to my daughter Ranjita about the power of God if she sacrificed her sons.
On hearing this my grandsons were frightened and came to the house at Puliyampatti.
Following this my husband and I took the grandchildren to Erode and appealed to Ranjita and Ramalingam to protect them. But , they spoke inappropriate words and threatened to murder her for seeking school TC of Deepak.
Therefore, she sought appropriate action on them.
The Erode taluk police have registered a case under 9 sections including charges like child abuse and making death threats and are searching for them.
In this situation, during the vehicle check at Pavalathampalayam, Erode, Taluk police inspector Balamurugan stopped 2 cars and arrested Ramalingam, his wives Ranjita, Indumati and Thanalakshmi alias Sasi (38) and Mariappan (42) of Edappadi Iruppali in Salem district who were in the car at the time.
The five were later produced in Court and remanded to custody. Police confiscated the 2 cars used by them.