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