Minor Raped, Harassed for a Year in Karimnagar, 6 Held

KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar police arrested six persons including five minors for the alleged rape and sexual harassment of a Class 10 student over several months, after trapping and blackmailing her. The incident came to light when the girl, a minor, informed her parents when three of the six persons demanded sex.

The five minor boys are studying Intermediate and the major, who faces a harassment case, was identified as Lingampalli Maruti, 19 studying polytechnic. The other five cannot be named as they are minors.

According to One Town circle inspector M. Ravi Kumar, an Intermediate student trapped the minor girl by professing love. In due course, when they were having an intimate moment, two of the boy’s friends (minors) took pictures and videos.

Blackmailing the minor girl by threatening that they would release videos to her parents, the duo started sexually assaulting her about a year ago.

Two days ago, three other friends of the Intermediate student (two minor boys and the major) joined in and tried to blackmail the girl. That is when the girl informed her parents who lodged a complaint with the police.

Sub-inspector Chandh Pasha said the police would not provide details of the five minor accused. The case was registered against the six persons.

Police registered a case under IPC Section 376 (D) for gang rape and under the Pocso Act against the three minors and against three others for sexually harassing a minor girl. Police arrested the six accused and sent them to remand. The girl was taken to the government main hospital in Karimnagar for medical tests, he added.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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