Five arrested for Kidnapping and Raping Minor
Uppinangady: The Uppinangady police arrested five youth in connection with the kidnap and rape of a minor here on July 23.
The arrested have been identified as Chandraksha (25), Sandeep alias Sandeep Kumar (23), Harshendra alias Harsha alias Ravi (24), Lavakumar alias Lava (27) and Lakshmish alias Charan (24) all from Beltangady.
According to the police on July 17, the victim’s father filed a missing person’s complaint in the Uppinangady police station. The police registered a case under section 363 IPC and started their search for the girl. On July 23, the police traced the girl. While questioning the girl, she revealed the names of the accused and all the five accused were arrested by the Uppinangady police.
During interrogation, the accused confessed that from December 2018, they were in contact with the girl on phone. The accused had passed on the girl’s mobile number between them and were raping her. The accused also confessed that they did not gang-rape her.
All the accused were produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody.