Chennai, March 1 (BPNS)
A second-year MBBS student of a Medical college in Chennai and three of his friends were arrested by the Vadapalani All Women Police station on Monday. The medical student, B. Vasanthagireesh of Kanniyakumari and his friends, M. Paulsivaji alias Ranjith of Virudhunagar district, P.Vishal of Kathiravan street in Kolapakkam, and M. Prasanna of Nanganallur.
All four were produced before Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) and remanded to judicial custody.
According to the Police, the medical student had befriended the thirteen-year-old girl through social media and promised to marry her, and later sexually assaulted her after drugging her. The girl was later sexually assaulted by the friends of Vasanthagireesh.
The parents of the 13-year-old girl came to know of the crime after she was taken to a doctor for a medical check-up. The doctor who examined the girl informed the parents that she was sexually abused.
Parents lodged a complaint with the Vadapalani All Women police station who on investigation found that Vasanthagireesh and his friends were behind this assault and took action against them.