In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by her husband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five-year-old child in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
All the accused have been taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident, police said.
The child is suspected to have been beaten up by the accused.
The Kerala State Women’s Commission has on its own registered a case into the rape. The victim 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 fed alcohol and sexually assaulted in front of her elder son.
“The woman was rescued by a young man who found her in an inebriated state along the road. He took her in his car to her home and then informed police about the incident,” a police officer told a news agency.
The man later told some television channels that she was crying, had injuries on her face, and pleaded for help.
A police officer from Kadinamkulam police station said the arrests will be recorded after verification of facts. Police have recorded the statement of the woman, who was admitted to a government hospital here and later discharged.
The woman told television channels that the men had also inflicted burns on her body with cigarette butts.