According to reports, the accused were produced at the Saidapet Mahila Court where they ended up getting beaten up by a group of lawyers. A video has featured wherein the lawyers are dragging men and beating them whilst police personnel are trying to protect the accused from further physical violence.
The Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) had announced that no advocate will appear representing the arrested members. The accused have been charged with raping a minor, under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), with the court sending them to judicial custody till July 31.
Reports revealed that the men would drug her with injections, spiked soft drinks and other substances, and would sometimes film themselves raping her. This was followed by blackmail, where they warned her that if she spoke about this, they would release the videos.
Ravi, a 66-year-old lift operator, would lead the child as soon as she alighted from her school van to the basement, public washrooms, the terrace and gym, where he and other men would rape her. It is believed that since most of the apartments were left vacant, it wasn’t that difficult for the men to sexually assault the 11-year-old girl.
It has come to light that most of these men who had allegedly raped her are the security guards, plumbers, and maintenance staff all from around and in the complex.