The 18 of 22 men accused of gang raping a 12 year old girl with a hearing disorder in an apartment in Purasawalkam have been arrested by the Chennai Police on Tuesday.
The accused had been allegedly assaulting the victim from the past seven months by allegedly sedating her with injections and drug-laced drinks. The heinous crime was also recorded by the accused, and the recording was later used to blackmail the girl into submission.
Security guards, elevator operators and plumbers working in the building were among the arrested. The investigating authorities are still looking for the ones that ran away.
The incident came into light when the victim told her elder sister about it who explained the entire ordeal to their parents. The parents later filed a report with the police.
The 18 arrested have been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.
(Featured Image – Outlook India)