Tamil Nadu: Minor girl raped by several persons

Ramanathapuram: A minor girl, who was allegedly raped by several people after being kidnapped about two years ago, has filed a complaint, leading to the arrest of a 50-year-old woman on Sunday, police said.

The woman had handed over the girl to a man, following which she was allegedly raped by several persons, police said.

The 17-year-old girl, who had escaped the clutches of her captors, had been rescued by the NGO in this town, whose director himself allegedly raped her, they said.

Police said cases have been registered against 22 persons so far, including the director of the NGO.

The victim, who hails from Vakaikulam in Tirumangalam Taluk in Madurai, was kidnapped by the woman about two years ago and handed over to a man in lieu of Rs 5,000 she owed him, police said.

The victim was taken to many districts including Madurai and Pudukottai and raped by several persons, police said.

The victim has been sent to a government rehabilitation home, they said.

The woman was arrested at Tirumangalam and produced before a local court, following which she was remanded to judicial custody.