16-year-old girl raped in Kannur, accused include dad and DYFI leader

KANNUR: Eight extra other people had been arrested in reference to the alleged gangrape of a 16-year-old lady at a lodge in Parassinikkadavu in the district, police said on Thursday.

Those arrested on Thursday incorporated the student’s father and a DYFI leader, police said. So some distance 13 other people had been arrested.

Investigators from four different police stations, including the Women’s Cell, Kannur, arrested the accused.

Police said the Women’s Cell arrested a person Adarsh (19) for sexually abusing another minor lady, a schoolmate and pal of the survivor. One particular person, K V Sandeep, arrested on Wednesday in Thaliparamba, was once arrested by means of Pazhayangadi police in another case involving the similar survivor on Thursday.

Thaliparamba police said, two others, Sajin and Shyam Mohan, had been arrested underneath the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act for abusing the girl in some other locality rather than the lodge, where she was once gang-raped by means of four males. In Valappattanam, three other people, Ashith Valsaraj, DYFI leader Nikhil Mohan and Mridul M had been arrested. Incidentally, Mohan had led a protest rally, challenging the arrest of the Parassinikkadavu lodge proprietor. Besides Sandeep, Pazhayangadi police arrested Vaisakhan of Thaliparamba, Vadakkanchery, and Jithin of Matool.

After arresting Adarsh, the Women’s Cell said knowledge of the second lady surfaced whilst recording the first lady’s statement. Though the 2 cases weren't hooked up, one guy, who was once yet to be arrested, had reportedly abused each the ladies.

District police leader G Siva Vikram said the role of a racket could no longer be dominated out. Since the girl’s father had been abusing her for the past two years, she it appears had no inclination of the gravity of the exploitation and it might have made her a very simple target, the officer said.

In Palakkad, a separate case has been filed for blackmailing and assaulting the girl’s brother. A gang had proven the man the photos of his sister, and demanded Rs 50,000 for deleting them. He was once assaulted for questioning them.

Meanwhile, the state executive denied the opposition’s allegation of useless probe.

Replying to a submission by means of opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, industries minister E P Jayarajan informed the state meeting that several persons had been already in police custody and seven others had been underneath surveillance.

(With inputs from Thiruvananthapuram )

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