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High Profile Racket Busted: 14-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Raped By Seven Men In Kerala

Two of the accused allegedly gave her narcotics like ganja before sexually assaulting her, the police said.

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High Profile Racket Busted: 14-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Raped By Seven Men In Kerala
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2021-02-25T11:03:21+05:30

In yet another shocking incident, a 14-year-old student was allegedly gang-raped by seven people after befriending her through social media platform Instagram in Kerala’s Malappuram.

Two of the accused allegedly gave her narcotics like ganja before sexually assaulting her, the police said.

While the two accused have been arrested, the investigation is on to trace other culprits, they said.

The assault came to light after the girl, staying with her mother, brother and grandparents, told about the abuse to one of her relatives 10 days ago, the police said.

A case was registered on February 17 following the information provided by the district Childline, they said.

According to the police, the girl had been using Instagram in her mother's phone for the last eight months.

The accused, who were not inter-connected, were her Instagram friends, the police said. They belong to the age group of 19-24, they said.

The accused have been charged under IPC Section 376 (punishment for rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Two accused, who abused the girl after giving her drugs, have also been booked under the Juvenile Justice Act 77 (Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to a child).

With PTI inputs


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