Kerala woman gang-raped by husband’s friends, husband, four friends in police custody

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The woman told police that her husband had taken her and their two children to the beach at nearby Puthucurichy on Thursday and later to a friend's house nearby, where she was forcefully made to consume alcohol and sexually assaulted.

In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by her husband and was allegedly gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five-year-old child at an isolated place near Vettuthura beach in Kerala’s capital of Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, June 4.

All of them have been taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident. Karyavattom circle inspector said that their arrests will be recorded after taking the statement of the victim before a magistrate under section 164 of Indian penal code.

The police have recorded her statement of the women at the hospital where she was admitted for treatment for the injury and medical examination. The woman told the police that the assailants had also beaten up child. The Kerala State Women's Commission has suo motu registered a case into the rape.

The woman told police that her husband had taken her and their two children to the beach at nearby Puthucurichy on Thursday and later to a friend's house nearby, where she was forcefully made to consume alcohol and sexually assaulted.

When the woman regained strength, she grabbed the child and ran out. While on the road, she managed to stop a car that was passing by and sought their help. The two youths in the car dropped her at her house and alerted the police.

The rape survivor told a Malayalam channel that it was the third time her husband had taken her to his friends' house. In the earlier two instances, nothing untoward had happened.

However on Thursday, she said that her husband had forced her to drink liquor with his friends and left the place leaving her and the younger child alone with his friends. When she was about to leave the house with her son, four men pushed them into a vehicle parked on the roadside and took her to an isolated place and sexually assaulted her.

She said one of the men had pressed cigarette butts on her skin and slapped her. The woman said that she is not sure whether the four men had raped her with the connivance of her husband.

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