Kerala: In Kochi, a 19-year-old model was allegedly gang-raped in a moving car late on Thursday night. The Ernakulam Police have detained three men and a woman in connection with the case.
What led to this unfortunate event?
The model was reportedly intoxicated after visiting a pub close to Cochin Shipyard. She was allegedly gang-raped on the way after the accused offered to drop her off at her home in Kakkanad. Before abandoning her close to her home, the accused abused her inside the car as they drove through the city till late at night.
Treatment for the victim is being provided by Kalamassery Medical College. “Medical evidence suggests that she was injured. After committing the crime, the men dropped the victim at Kakkanad,” a senior official told the sources.
The private hospital reported the incident to the police
The incident was discovered when it was reported to the police by the private hospital where the victim had been admitted this morning by her roommate.
The case has a FIR under sections 370 and 376 recorded, however the suspects have not yet been taken into custody.
The occurrence of a girl being gang-raped in Kochi, according to Minister of Health, Women, and Child Development Veena George, is shocking.
“The incident is strongly condemned. Strict action will be taken against the culprits. I have given directions to ensure adequate treatment for the girl,” said the minister.