A 22-year old maidservant working at the house of expelled AIADMK Member of Parliament(MP) L. Sasikala Pushpa accused her husband and her son of sexually harassing her and her sister. She approached the District Police Office in Thoothukudi and submitted a petition demanding action taken against the former MP, her husband T. Lingesvara and son L. Pradeep Raja. She has alleged that the former MP also tortured them. The victim is a resident of Aanaikudi of the Tirunelveli district. It has been said in the petition that the girl was to obey every command of the former MP, while her husband and son harassed her sexually. The girl claims to have tried escaping the house in August 2015.
This reportedly had angered the family and the MP had allegedly assaulted the victim. She said that she was made to sign on a blank piece of paper and warned of dire circumstances if she ever revealed her problems. Earlier this month, AIADMK MP Sasikala was expelled after she slapped the DMK Rajya Sabha member Trichy Siva at Delhi airport.
Sasikala had alleged that she was being forced to resign from her constitutional post and asked for police protection in the Rajya Sabha. She had rushed into the Well of the house and broke down a number of times saying that she was facing life threatening situations created by the state government. She had also complained of being slapped by a party leader, though she did not reveal the identity of the leader. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha had announced her expulsion in the Rajya Sabha. She had said that the MP was being expelled from all party posts on the grounds of violation of party principles and ethics. Sasikala Pushpa was accused of bringing disrepute to the party. Sasikala still has four more years to serve as an MP.