Girls missing from Children's home: Youngsters tried to abuse girls physically

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Police found in the investigation that the youngsters had booked a room for the girls in Madiwala in Bengaluru.

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Kozhikode: A case has been registered against the youngsters who accompanied the six girls who went missing from the Children's Home in Vellimadukunnu, Kozhikode. The girls told police that the men tried to abuse them physically and made them drink alcohol forcefully. With this, the two youngsters involved in the incident will figure in the accused list. The case will be charged under the Juvenile Justice Act and the POCSO act. The girls will appear before the court on Saturday.

The girls went missing from the children's home during the Republic Day celebrations and were later found in Bangalore. Police found in the investigation that the youngsters had booked a room for the girls in Madiwala in Bengaluru. Police arrested a girl near the hotel in Madiwala while she was trying to flee, another one from Mandya in Mysore and four others from Edakkara in Malappuram.

According to police, the girls had gone to Nilambur to meet the young men. Police are investigating whether the girls ran away from the children's home due to their compulsion. The girls told police that they took a bus from Kozhikode to Palakkad on Wednesday evening and then boarded a train to Bangalore. Initially, they told the police that they had gone to see places in Bengaluru. However, the girls had no cash or mobile phones with them.

Medical College Assistant Commissioner K Sudarshan informed that the men in custody will be questioned further. Sources reveal that one of the six girls will be taken by her family. Police said that the girls requested not to send them back to the children's home and that they should be given opportunity to study together.

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