Published: 14th January 2023
Tamil Nadu: Cops arrest five accused for gangrape of college student in Kanchipuram
Holding the boyfriend at knifepoint, the accused dragged the girl a little distance away and all five of them raped her by turns before escaping
On Friday, January 13, as many as five persons accused of gangrape of a college student on the outskirts of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, were arrested and jailed. It is reported that the horrendous incident occurred on Thursday night when the five accused chanced upon the 19-year-old girl and her boyfriend at a secluded spot near the Bengaluru-Puducherry outer ring road, as stated in a report by IANS.
The spot is frequented by local anti-social elements who consume liquor and indulge in other such activities. The temple town of Kanchipuram is located 85 km away from the state capital, Chennai. Further, the couple who had reportedly reached the spot at around 7 pm on Thursday, was noticed by two of the accused men who were consuming liquor nearby. The duo were then joined by three more persons.
How did this happen?
Holding the boyfriend at knifepoint, the accused dragged the girl a little distance away and all five of them raped her by turns before escaping. Giving more details, Kanchipuram Deputy Superintendent of Police P Julius Caesar said, "The accused threatened to murder the couple if the girl resisted them."
Following this, the couple managed to escape the spot and informed their families. The girl has been admitted to a hospital and a police complaint was filed by her father. After this, the police managed to track down one of the accused, Vimal Kumar, whose name was uttered by the other perpetrators while the crime was being committed.
The victims recalled his name during police questioning, leading the police to Vimal Kumar, 25. Following his interrogation, the police subsequently arrested Manikandan, 22, Sivakumar, 20, Vignesh, 22, and Thennarasu, 23. All five persons have been booked for rape and remanded in judicial custody, as stated in a report by IANS.