14-year-old tribal girl sexually assaulted by relative in Wayanad
Sulthan Bathery: A minor tribal girl was sexually assaulted inside the forest near Noolpuzha in Wayanad district on Monday.
The 14-year-old girl, a resident of Noolpuzha, was sexually assaulted by her relative. Police and forest officials are searching for the accused who escaped deep into the forest.
The incident took place on Monday morning. The girl and her female friends had gone near the forest. At that time, her relative came to the spot and brandished a knife. He forced the minor girl to go along with him to an isolated area and sexually assaulted her.
The girl’s friends rushed back to the village and informed the elders.
On information, police and forest department officials came to the spot and found the girl. On seeing the officials, the accused ran into the deep forest.
The girl has been admitted to the Bathery Government Hospital.