Woman fed liquor, gangraped; Five, including husband nabbed

(Eds: rpting after change in 2nd para) Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (PTI): In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by herhusband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five year-old child near here.

All of them were taken into custody RPT taken into custody 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 UD APR RAVINDRANATH