Thief caught in Chennai admits to being a serial rapist

tamil-nadu | Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Highlights
  • In a shocking incident when Chennai Police arrested a serial offender involved in burglaries, confessed to being a serial rapist too.
  • The 26-year-old man told investigators that apart from indulging in serial thefts, he was also involved in raping women at knife point.
  • The accused is identified as Arivazhagan, who is a native of Mathur in Krishnagiri district.

In a shocking incident when Chennai Police arrested a serial offender involved in burglaries, confessed to being a serial rapist too. The 26-year-old man told investigators that apart from indulging in serial thefts, he was also involved in raping women at knife point.

He also confessed that he targetted women who were home alone. A senior police officer, speaking to Deccan Chronicle, said that his claims are being verified and the process to identify and get statements from the supposed victims is underway. Meanwhile, police is already said to have received a complaint from one of the victims.

The accused is identified as Arivazhagan, who is a native of Mathur in Krishnagiri district. A special team arrested him on Thursday after tracking him for a month, according to police sources. According to a report by the Deccan Chronicle, the man is also said to have recorded the act in his mobile phone. Police sources said that a special team was formed to track the accused after he waylaid a software engineer near Velachery. A CCTV grab from the store helped cops identify him and he was arrested from his hideout in Guindy. He was involved in several robberies in the neighbourhood, police said.

Surprisingly, he is a graduate in Mathematics and is said to have been working in Bengaluru for a few months before coming to the city in search of a job. "He used to approach lone women in the pretext of seeking an address or asking for water and used to rob them," said police. It is also suspected that he was involved in criminal activities in Krishnagiri too. 

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