Madurai: Three persons, including a woman
pimp, have surrendered before a local court here in connection
with the rape of a minor girl by several persons.
Sathiya (30), Pandi (42) and Satheesh (27) surrendered
before the Judicial Magistrate court number 2 yesterday and
were remanded to judicial custody till August 26, police said.
One woman has already been arrested in connection with
the case for allegedly kidnapping the 17-year-old victim about
two years ago and handing her over to another pimp in lieu of
money she owed.
The victim, who hails from Vakaikulam in Tirumangalam
Taluk in Madurai, was taken to many districts including
Madurai and Pudukottai after her kidnapping and raped by
several persons, police said.
The girl had been rescued by an NGO in Ramanathapuram,
whose director himself allegedly raped her, they said.
Escaping her captors, the girl had filed a police
complaint, following which the woman who allegedly kidnapped
her was arrested on August 7, police said.