Two cops among 5 arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old in Kerala

The incident came to light after the girl's neighbours overheard her arguing with the relative and alerted the police. The girl has been sent to rescue home. 

Two cops among 5 arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old in Kerala
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At least five persons including two police officers were arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor in Alappuzha district of Kerala for past nine months.. 

The two arrested police officers are KG Lyju, a sub-inspector on probation at Mararikulam police station in the district, and civil police officer Nelson Thomas. One of the relatives of a 16-year-old girl is suspected to be the key accused in the case. As per Superintendent of Police in Alappuzha K Surendran, "More arrests are likely to take place in the case."

The police said that the relative took advantage of the financial condition at the victim's home. As per a report, the girl's father suffers from physical disability while her mother had mental health problems. The relative used to take her to men who used to allegedly rape her in exchange for money.

The incident came to light after the girl's neighbours overheard her arguing with the relative and alerted the police. The girl has been sent to rescue home. 

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