Kochi, December 6: In a shocking incident of incest, the Kerala police arrested five men for allegedly raping a class 10 girl several times over the last two years. One of the accused arrested by the police is the victim's father who too sexually abused her on several occasions. The police also detained seven other suspects, including a member and former officer bearer of Democratic Youth Federation of India, the CPM's youth wing.
In her statement to the police, the 16-year-old girl said she was raped by her father several times over the last two years. She also said that at least four other men sexually abused her in November. One of the alleged rapists is suspected to have befriended her through social media. Three other accused too are known to her. Kolkata Man Booked for ‘Marital Rape’ for Forcing Wife to Have Sex Without Her Consent.
The horrific incident of repeated sexual abuse came to the fore when the girl spoke to his brother about it. He then informed their mother who filed a complaint on December 3. Her brother was also blackmailed with videos involving his sister. The victim also revealed that another girl was facing such kind of sexual abuse.
"Initially, the minor had named just two men. From that, based on mobile tower locations, and further probe based on evidences, we have zeroed down to 19 suspects", Venugopal, the police officer in charge of Taliparamba in Kannur, told NDTV. Further investigation into allegations was underway.