Advocates attack men who allegedly raped hearing impaired 11-year-old Chennai girl for over six months

The incident came to light only on July 13, when the victim- a class seven student informed her elder sister that she was suffering from stomach pain.

Published: 17th July 2018 04:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2018 08:03 PM   |  A+A-

Screengrab from the video where advocates are seen attacking the rape accused men.

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The 18 men who were arrested for raping an 11-year-old girl with hearing impairment, were assaulted by advocates when they were taken today to a court by the police.

"As few suspects were being brought down the steps inside the court complex, a group of advocates surrounded them and trashed the men and some of the suspects even fell off the stairs and were kicked at," said a police source.

However, the police managed to overpower the advocates and took the men inside the court. More than 300 police personnel have been deployed at the Madras High Court.

The incident came to light only on July 13, when the victim- a class seven student informed her elder sister that she was suffering from stomach pain. "She told her sister that she was raped, sometimes even gang-raped by the men working in the apartment they lived in. Following which, the sister informed the parents who filed a complaint with the police," said a police officer.

It started on January 15 this year when the lift operator- Ravi, 66, had taken the victim to an isolated place inside the apartment complex where he raped her. "Following which, 17 other men had raped the girl for the last seven months and sometimes even spiked her cool drinks and gave her injections before they raped her," said a police personnel.


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  • Michele

    All 20 rapists should be hanged to death. Enough is enough its high time there's an end to this.
    4 years ago reply
    • Paul

      BJP is in power, pray that they don't organise protest rally to release these rapists. One of the main reason this pandora's box remains open in India is because of the political, communal and cast angles ruling party plays. This chain of incidents are not going to stop until criminals are punished severely, hanged or shot in a public place, maximum within a month, close to the actual location and time. Also keep it hanging for few days so that budding criminals may learn a lesson.
      4 years ago reply
  • aaj

    So nice to see
    4 years ago reply
  • Shibeswar Biswas

    Good job done.
    4 years ago reply
  • Jab

    They need to die the worse death imaginable
    4 years ago reply
  • Joseph Anandaraj.M

    So the suspected rapists will be lynched hereafter.
    4 years ago reply
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