Two more persons were arrested by the police in connection with the gang rape of a woman in Karaikal.

Mohammad Aziz alias Chellappa surrendered to the police on Sunday morning, while Jayakanthan, was arrested and remanded on Saturday.

With these developments, 14 of the 15 accused in the case have been arrested. Auto Mani, whose room was used and who also committed the crime, is still at large. The woman was gang raped twice on the night of Tuesday last.

Of the fifteen, four men, including a juvenile, who were with the woman at the time of her abduction, were booked under Section 202 of the Indian Penal Code for omitting to report the crime. The juvenile, produced before the Juvenile Justice Board here, is currently lodged at a home in Puducherry.

Meanwhile, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party staged demonstration here condemning the incident.

Calling for expediting the case, they also demanded that DMK MLA A.M.H. Nazeem retract his statement casting aspersions on the gang-rape survivor or face legal action.

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