Minor girl out to celebrate birthday raped by six men in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore; police arrest four

  • A minor girl out with her male friend in a park in Coimbatore to celebrate her birthday was allegedly raped by six men

  • The girl narrated the incident to her mother the next day following which a complaint was lodged at an all-women police station.

  • Investigations led to the arrest of four men, who were booked under various sections of the POCSO Act, IPC sections 304, 506

Coimbatore: A minor girl out with her male friend in a park in Coimbatore to celebrate her birthday was allegedly raped by six men, four of whom have been arrested, police said on Saturday.

 Minor girl out to celebrate birthday raped by six men in Tamil Nadus Coimbatore; police arrest four

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The 11th standard student had gone to a park with her male friend on 26 November and were returning home at around 9 pm when the gang accosted them, assaulted the man, dragged her
to a secluded place and raped her. They also videographed the incident, police said

The girl narrated the incident to her mother the next day following which a complaint was lodged at an all-women police station.

Investigations led to the arrest of four men, who were booked under various sections of the POCSO Act, 354 (assault on woman to outrage her modesty) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of IPC, they said.

They were produced before a Mahila Court, which remanded them to custody and lodged them in the central jail in Coimbatore.

A search is on for other two men, including the gang leader, police said.

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Updated Date: Nov 30, 2019 23:16:58 IST