Kerala: 6 minor girls raped for over two months in orphanage

Casey Mills
March 7, 2017

In another shocker from Kerala, seven minor girls were allegedly sexually assaulted at an orphanage in Wayanad.

The incident came to light when a security guard of the hostel saw a girl coming out of the shop a couple of days ago. On Tuesday morning, it was reported that the cops had detained five people in this regard and were questioning them over how the girls had been molested over the course of two months without anyone becoming suspicious. While five men have been taken into custody by the police on the basis of a complaint filed by the orphanage authorities, a hunt is on to nab three more men.

The girls, all in the age group of 14-15 years, were staying at the orphanage (Yatheem Khana) at Muttil in Kalpetta. They were also threatened to keep quiet or else they would be killed.

Though only seven students came out with complaints, police suspect that about 30 students were subjected to abuse. Initially, the biological father of the girl told the police that it was he who had sexually assaulted the girl. Wayanad SP Rajpal Meena is monitoring the investigation.

The culprits used to lure the children to a shop by offering them candies and sexually assaulted them there since January this year, the report said. Seven girls were subjected to sexual harassment and the accused shot photos and videos of the abuse.

The incident comes close to the heels of a 16-year-old girl being allegedly raped by a church vicar at Kottiyoor in neighbouring Kannur district.

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