In Malappuram district of Kerala, 17 people have been arrested and 30 cases have been registered under the POCSO Act for raping a minor girl. The girl was also abused twice before.
Talking to IANS, station house officer of Pandikkad police station Mohammad Hanifa said, "A total of 30 cases have been registered at Pandikkad, Karuvarakkundu and Vandur stations in Malappuram district for sexual exploitation and assault of a minor girl."
The official said, “16 cases have been registered in Pandikkad, 13 in Karuvarakkundu, while 1 case has been registered in Vandur police station. 16 from Pandikkad and 1 from Vandoor have been arrested. ”The 17-year-old rape victim was abused 4 years ago at the age of 13, after which she was kept in the Nirbhaya center. The girl was raped once again in 2017, when she started living with her relative.
Girl was handed over to relatives
Here the matter came to light when she suddenly went missing from her brother-in-law, where she was staying with them. The father of a minor girl is no longer in this world, and her mother has no such address.
Malappuram Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Chairperson Shajesh Bhaskar said, "The girl was again handed over to her relatives, as there were no charges against either of them." All the accused were outsiders. " The case is being investigated by a police team led by Perinthalmanna Deputy SP along with Circle Inspectors of Pandikkad, Vandur and Karuvarakkundu police stations.