Parassala police have arrested 5 people after it was found that they sexually exploited a minor girl.
The 16-year-old class 11 student had allegedly been forced into sex work by her own mother for the past 6 months.
The incidents would take place in her house or other locations as decided by the accused.
Police have arrested 27-year-old Robert, 25-year-old Rajeesh, 22-year-old Alex, and 23-year-old Jijjin as well as the girl’s mother.
The police team was led by Neyyattinkara Deputy Superintendent of Police Harikumar, Circle Inspector G Binu, Sub Inspector Vineesh VS, civil police officers Shajji Kumar, Aneesh, Pramod Kumar, and woman police officers Jeeja and Nirmala.
A criminal case was registered four months ago by police for sexual exploitation against the minor girl’s father, who is currently in custody.
The accused in the case, Vijish, reportedly took the girl to various places where she was allegedly gang-raped.
It seems that the girl’s mother had forced her into such work for financial gains.
She also has a brother who is currently studying at an orphanage.
Earlier in May, another woman in Thiruvananthapuram was arrested after her daughter filed a complaint with the police saying that her mother forced her to have sexual relationships with her mother’s alleged lovers.
The class 9 girl stated that her mother would frequently bring home her lovers. The lady had reportedly even trapped one of the lovers in a criminal case by accusing him of child abuse, after the two had a fallout.