Six persons, including two minors, have been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl who sought help in a neighboring to feed her hunger. The arrested are identified as Mohammed Nooh (75), Zahadasan (52), Zafir Hussain (53) and Abdul Jafar (68).
The girl lives in a rented house in Nagarcoil, a town close to Kerala border In Nagercoil, with her father and a mentally ill mother. When her father went jobless during the lockdown the girl approached the neighbourhood for help. The girl was brutally raped by the group that includes minors and senior citizens.
It was when the girl told her father two days ago that some people were physically hurting her, father comes to know about the gruesome incident. Upon further inquiry, it was discovered that the child was constantly harassed by the accused.
Following the complaint lodged with the district SP, the Kulachal women police and the ADASP led the investigation. The accused minors are now in Tirunelveli Juvenile Home.
(With inputs from Mathrubhumi)