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Inspector Thomas Mathew in The God of Small Things

By Arundhati Roy

Inspector Thomas Mathew

He's the policeman who leads the investigation into Sophie Mol's death and Estha and Rahel's "abduction." He threatens Baby Kochamma when it becomes apparent that there is no basis for her case against Velutha, and he sexually harasses Ammu when she later goes to him to set the record straight.