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Minor gets pregnant due to gang rape – Complaint filed

Bantwal

In a shocking incident that has come to light from Vittal in the taluk, a minor girl got pregnant because of continuous sexual assault by five men. A case under the POCSO act is registered in the Vittal police station after the issue was unearthed.

The girl in question is a 17-year-old. She was at home after completing SSLC. It is said that a gang of five men, including a gram panchayat personnel, used to sexually assault the girl continuously since some time. As a result the girl is six months pregnant now. It is also learnt that the members of the gang had threatened the girl not to divulge the matter to anyone.

The minor girl hails from Madnoor Vitla. As per deatils available, one of her relatives, Ganesh in the pretext of taking her for a tour, took her to Subramanya where he booked a lodge for two days and raped her.

Later in the month of February, Krishnappa (38), a local, raped the girl when no one was there at her home.

The girl got in touch with a boy named Pavan through phone. When the members of her family were out at Brahmakalasotsava, Pavan forcibly had physical relation with the minor.

Later when the girl was on her way to school, a man named Punith raped the girl when no one was there at home.

An auto driver Dhanush (23), did the same with the minor girl.

During the month of March, Ganesh once again took her to Subramanya lodge and raped her.

Since January, the girl’s health started deteriorating, When the girl informed about this to Ganesh, Krishnappa, Dhanush and Pavan, they threatened her of killing her if she informs anyone.

In this regard, a case has been registered at Vitla Police station, under the section 376, 506, 34 IPC, 3(1), W (1), (11) SC ST act, POCSO Act.

The heinous crime came to light when an Asha worker paid a visit to the home of the victim girl. Vittal police have registered a case and investigation is on.

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