Accused trapped girls by showing photos and videos: P K Sreemathy
Kalpetta: P K Sreemathy MP has said that the accused in the case pertaining sexually abusing girls at an orphanage in Wayanad threatened the girls by showing their photos and videos in order to abuse them.
Speaking to media after visiting the victims, Sreemathy said that the girls were abused several times by the accused after threatening them.
The medical report on Tuesday morning confirmed that seven minor girls, who are the inmates of an orphanage in Wayanad, had been subjected to sexual abuse. Six people have been taken into custody in connection with the incident. Eleven cases were registered against the accused under various sections including under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) act. he accused will be produced before the court today.
The girls, all in the age group of 14-15 years, were staying at the orphanage (Yatheem Khana) at Muttil in Kalpetta.
The incident came to light after one of the girls was seen coming out from a nearby shop in suspicious circumstances and was questioned by a teacher. He informed the matter to orphanage staff, following which a complaint was lodged with the police, they said.
Police investigations revealed that the girls have been subjected to sexual harassment since January.
The shop is located near the orphanage and the accused used to lure the girls to the shop while they proceeded to the hostel from the orphanage. Further, the accused threatened the girls and raped them on several occasions.