- The 14-year-old was reportedly abused on several occasions for two months
- The police arrested five suspects, including two minors, Tuesday
- One of the suspects was the victim's uncle
A 14-year-old girl in India was allegedly raped by six persons after her 16-year-old boyfriend boasted of his sexual encounters with her.
The police arrested on Tuesday five suspects, including the boyfriend and another minor, for repeatedly raping and impregnating the girl from Pollachi, a city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. One of the accused was on the run, The Times of India quoted the police as saying.
The incident came to light after the victim, who complained of stomach pain Monday evening, was taken to a hospital, where the doctors found she was five months pregnant. The police were then alerted about the crime.
Investigators determined the girl has been repeatedly abused by the accused men separately on different occasions in January and February. One of the suspects was the victim's uncle, while the others were her neighbors, India Today reported.
The police said the victim had been in a relationship with the minor boy, who was her neighbor. The boy and his friends reportedly used to discuss the former's sexual encounters with the girl, following which the accused threatened and abused the victim while she was alone at home when her parents went to work, the police said.
"She was in love with a 16-year-old neighbor, a Class XI student, and they had a physical relationship. He boasted about his sexual encounters with the girl among his friends, who started to threaten and rape her for two months," an investigating officer told The Times of India.
The police registered a case against all suspects, including her boyfriend, under charges of gang penetrative sexual assault, sexual assault of minors and criminal intimidation. The arrested suspects were brought before a special court on child sexual assault charges and were sent to jail. The police said they have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is on run.
Recently, a 14-year-old boy from Pakistan was arrested for killing his 7-year-old sister after raping her for several months. The teen from Nankana Sahib, a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, admitted he had repeatedly raped his sister and strangled her to death for fear of being caught by family members.