Class 8 girl raped by 22 men for seven months, 18 held

At least 22 men including a security guard, lift man and plumbers at a flat complex in Purasawalkam here sexually abused a 12-year-old young girl with a hearing disorder for over seven months, police said on Monday. Experts have captured 18 of the suspects and are looking for others associated with the awful wrongdoing in the core of the city.

The culprits drugged the Class 8 young girl with infusions, sedate bound soda pops and a powder that they made her sniff before sexually abusing her and video graphed themselves in the demonstration, an officer said. They coerced the child into quiet for a long time with the danger of disclosing the recordings and by threatening her with savagery, he said.

“This proceeded till the young girl on Saturday disclosed to her elder sister, an understudy on a visit home from Delhi, about the injury she was experiencing,” officer said. “The sister told to their folks, who recorded a dissension with the Ayanavaram all women police.”

The young girl told police that Ravi Kumar, 66, a liftman in the to a great extent empty 300-flat complex, first sexually abused her. After three days he brought two men smelling of liquor from outside the complex who recorded themselves assaulting her. Other men also participate in, sexually attacking the girl again and again.

“Ravi would lead away the girl when she landed from her school van to the basement, open washrooms, terrace and gyms, where he and his assistants assaulted her,” the officer said. “A large number of the flats were empty so the suspects had little block while carrying out the wrongdoing.”

The suspects captured in the wrongdoing were all employee FOCUS, a security firm, and UK facility service, Chennai.

“The young girls dad was away at work for most of the time,” the officer said. “Her mom, a homemaker, did not think anything was out of order when the young girl returned home late from school. She expected that her girl was playing with companions in the complex.”

The girls parents took her to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital for treatment on Sunday. In the wake of inspecting and addressing the young girl, specialists at the doctor’s facility discovered that few men had assaulted her.

Police on Monday had her announcement recorded in a mahila court in the wake of capturing 18 suspects and charging them under the Pocso Act.

“We have sent seized syringes and a empty soda bottles to the research center to figure out what drugs they utilized,” the officer stated, including that agents had likewise sent seized condoms for tests.

They distinguished the suspects as security guard Murugesh, 54, Palani, 40, Abishek, 23, Sugumaran, 60, Prakash, 58, and Umapathy, 42; liftman Ravi Kumar, Paramasivam, 60, Dheenadayalan, 50, Srinivasan, 45, and Babu, 36; plumber Jaiganesh, 23, Raja, 32, Surya, 23, Suresh, 32; an electrician Jayaraman, 26; a housekeeping worker, Rajasekar, 40; and a gardner, Gunasekar, 55.