A 16-year-old girl from Puducherry has filed a complaint alleging she was sexually assaulted by eight men, one of whom she was in a relationship with.
The minor works in a private firm, and she used to take the bus to work every day. Here, she met Vicky, from Vazhudavoor, and the two got talking. According to reports, they were in a relationship.
According to the complaint, a few days ago, Vicky took the girl to a grove near Thirukkanur, where he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her. Following this, he is said to have called over seven friends, who also assaulted her.
The men have been identified as Mugilan, Kannadasan, Surya, Ashok, Deva, Kalai, and Surya.
They then reportedly abandoned her and she had to find her home herself.
When the minor went home, she told her parents what happened, and they filed a complaint with the Child Welfare Committee. The CWC team, headed by its chairperson Rajendran, conducted a preliminary probe and concluded that she had indeed been sexually assaulted.
Following this, Rajendran asked Senior Superintendent of Police, Puducherry, Apoorv Gupta to take prompt action and investigate the crime. Gupta, in turn, directed the Thirukkannur police station to probe the case.
The police have registered an FIR under the Section 6 of the POCSO Act, 2012 against the 8 men, who are absconding. Three special teams have been formed to apprehend the.
Meanwhile, the survivor has been admitted at the Puducherry Government Hospital for examination.
This comes on the heels of an 11-year-old child who was sexually assaulted by multiple men at a gated community in the Ayanavaram, Chennai. The child, who is hearing impaired, was apparently lured by the guards and workers in the complex after school, and assaulted. Seventeen alleged perpetrators, ranging from a 66-year-old liftman to many security guards in their twenties, were arrested by the All Womenâ€™s Police station in the locality on Monday.