Woman fed liquor, gangraped; Five, including husband nabbed

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (PTI): In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquorby her husband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five year-old child near here.

All of them were arrested on Friday, a day after the incident, police said.

The child is suspected to have beaten up by the accused.

The Kerala State Women's Commission has on its own registered a case into the rape.

The woman told police that her husband had taken her and their two childrento the beach at nearbyPuthucurichy on Thursday and later to a friend's house nearby,where she was forcefully fed alcohol and sexually assaulted in front of her elder son.

'The woman was rescued by a young man who found her in an inebriated state along the road.

He took her in his car to her home and then informed police about the incident,' a police officer told PTI.

The man later told some television channels that she was crying, had injuries on her face and pleaded for help.

A police officer from Kadinamkulam police station here said the arrests will be recorded after verification of facts.

Police have recorded the statement of the woman, who was admitted to a government hospital here and later discharged.

The woman toldtelevision channels that the men had also inflicted burns on her body with cigarette butts. PTI RRT UD APR RAVINDRANATH RAVINDRANATH

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