12 Persons Including A Youth Leader Arrested For Alleged Rape Of A Minor Girl

A DYFI leader is among the 12 persons arrested for allegedly committing sexual assault of a schoolgirl by several men for a number of days at various places in Kannur district of Kerala.Confirming their arrest, police said the minor girl was contacted and lured her through social media. The girl’s father was also among those arrested. The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) is the youth wing of the ruling CPI (M).Sixteen FIRs have been lodged in five different police stations. Police said there are over 20 accused and were questioning people, Kannur SP Shiv Vikram told PTI. The incident came to light in the first week of December after one of the accused called the victim’s brother and demanded Rs 50,000 threatening that he had some nude shots of the girl and would post it on social media. Her brother was allegedly beaten up by the accused at Palakkad, where he had gone to confront him. The accused had got in touch with the girl, a student of class 10, by creating a fake profile of a woman on social media. On November 19, she was taken to a lodge at Parasinikadavu, a temple town on the banks of Valapattnam river in the district, and allegedly sexually assaulted by four people”.The lodge manager was arrested for failing to inform police about the offence. The first FIR was lodged on the basis of her complaint and a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered, the police said. In a similar incident, another minor girl, reportedly a friend of the girl, was also allegedly sexually assaulted by some people. Two FIRs have been registered in this regard.(pic courtesy to Yourstory)


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