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Minor girl gang raped inTiruchi, Police arrest 3

- November 16, 2022

Chennai, Nov 16 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu police arrested three people on charges of drugging and gang-raping a minor girl in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu. Police said that a person, Ranganathan from Tiruchi who is a relative of the minor girl, kidnapped her in April 2021 and took her to a secluded place.

The minor girl was then drugged and four other accomplices of Ranganathan were invited and all of them gang-raped the girl. She was then kept in captivity and further raped after threatening with the video of her gang rape that was recorded earlier.

However the parents of the 16-year-old girl married her off and when child rights activists came to know of the child marriage, they alerted Police.  The child was rescued and lodged in a child protection centre .

In between Ranganathan and his friends fell out with each other following some issues and the video of the girl was circulated in social media. The parents of the girl came to know of this video and lodged a complaint with the All Women Police station, Musri, Tiruchi.

Police arrested Ranganathan, Manikandan, and Ganesh while two others are absconding. Sources in the Musri police told BPNS that they are further investigating the people who have shared this video on social media sites and are tracing those behind the abuse of the girl. Police did not reveal the name of the two people who are wanted in the case and said that they are investigating whether other people had abused the 16-year-old girl.