Thiruvananthapuram

Rape of minor: chargesheet filed

Initiative comes within 60 days after registration of case

The Taliparamba police on Saturday filed the chargesheet in the case of sexual abuse and gang rape of a minor girl at Parassinikkadavu here by luring the victim through social media.

The 1,000-page chargesheet filed at the District and Sessions Court at Thalassery included a slew of charges of sexual abuse and gang rape under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against five accused arrested by the Taliparamba police in the case registered on December 3. The five accused are K.V. Sandeep (31) of Mattool North, C.P. Shamsuddin (37) of Chorukkala, V.C. Shabeer (36) of Parippayi, K.V. Ayoob (32) of Naduvil and K. Pavithran (56), employee of the lodge

Taliparamba Deputy Superintendent of Police K.V. Venugopal said the chargesheet was filed within 60 days after the case was registered. “We have collected scientific and medical evidence, and the age certificate of the victim,” he said.

The sexual abuse of the 16-year-old girl was brought to light after the victim contacted the Women Police Cell here and lodged a complaint that she was lured by a woman, Anjana, which was found to be a fake social media profile. The case registered on December 3 is the first of nearly 15 cases registered under the POCSO Act by the Taliparamba, Valapattanam and Pazhayangadi policein connection with the abuse of the minor girl.

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