The 11-year-old would often go to the house owners’s home to watch television. The house owner’s son Vikram* was a class 10 student who also lives alone at his home since his parents go to work. Vikram had been given a phone attend his online classes. His friend, 17-year-old Prashanth was a frequent visitor to the house as well.
On 20th May, Priya was watching the television as usual when she noticed that the two boys were watching obscene videos on the phone given for online classes. A scared Priya wanted to leave the house, however, the boys forced her to stay back and watch the video with them. She later escaped to her house on the first floor.
The friends later barged into the victim’s house and allegedly raped her multiple times. Later they called his friend Saravanan and the three forced the girl to watch another obscene video yet again. The coming week, the three boys raped her multiple times and also threatened her that if she decides to disclose it to anyone, she would be in trouble.
A few days ago, Priya complained of severe stomach ache. When taken for a medical examination, the doctor found out about the girl being raped and he immediately informed the all-women Police station.
A case under sections 5 and 6 of the POCSO Act has been registered against the accused. Vikram and Prashanth were picked up and produced before a juvenile justice board. Police have launched a manhunt to nab Saravanan.