An 11-year-old girl was raped over several weeks at an apartment complex in Chennai, allegedly by 17 men including security guards, electricians and plumbers. The men, arrested today, were thrashed by lawyers and others as they were taken to court, in a reflection of spiraling anger and shock at the child’s assault.
Lawyers have refused to represent the rape-accused in court.
The girl, who is hearing-impaired and lives with her parents in the largely unoccupied 300-apartment complex, was allegedly sedated and given spiked soft drinks by the attackers. The police say she was also blackmailed with videos of the assault.
A 66-year-old lift operator was the first to attack the girl after she returned from school and was cycling around the complex, the police said. He allegedly invited other men, who filmed each other raping the child.
The accused men allegedly took the girl to various places in the complex, including the basement, terrace, gym and public restrooms.
The rapes were revealed when the girl confided in her older sister, who in turn told their parents. The family lodged a police complaint on Sunday.
This is the latest of child rapes reported across the country this year. In January, an eight-year-old girl was kidnapped, drugged and gang-raped for days in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir before being killed.
This led to the introduction of the death sentence for the rape girls under the age of 12.
Meanwhile so many citizens expressed their outrage against the incident and we can see people supporting the lawyers for thrashing the criminals as well. Not only the people from Tamilnadu but also the celebrities who belong to Tamilnadu also expressed their emotions in micro blogging medium.
Check out them below :
1. Kasthuri Shankar
These are the alleged faces of the dastardly #ChennaiHorror .
I am the mother of a 12 year old. My body convulses with fear and shame to imagine such inhumanity. Shame on us all. pic.twitter.com/8t2I9ecQ5f
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) July 17, 2018
2. Sriya Reddy
She is a 11 yr old child ! How on earth would anyone think of doing this to this poor child !Im cringing as I type this , can imagine the pain and suffering the parents and the child are going through .Kudos to the lawyers who thrashed them #HangTheRapists #ChennaiHorror pic.twitter.com/HNG89YIceJ
— Sriya Reddy (@sriyareddy) July 17, 2018
#DeathPenaltyforrape avvalavu thaan…no arguments no dragging dramas… My heart bleeds for that 12yr old kid… These are mainly due to no fear for law… All 22must be hanged…God kill those satans
— Actress Harathi (@harathi_hahaha) July 17, 2018
— R.Parthiban (@rparthiepan) July 17, 2018
How many more victims should we have sacrifice to bring death penalty for rape. One more such gruesome incident. Shocked & Angered to know that 17 Crooks have gangraped an innocent Girl Child in Chennai. My Heart goes to such victims who are never safe in our so called society.
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) July 17, 2018
6. Director Adhik Ravichander
— Adhik Ravichandran (@Adhikravi) July 17, 2018
7. Sarath Kumar
We need harsher & quicker punishment for all those who are involved in the minor rape case.why can’t the judicial system burn their midnight oil & punish them immediately & in PUBLIC, to ensure no such unspeakable crime repeats
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) July 17, 2018
8. Singer Chinmayi
7th standard child. 20 men.
Men who had to continuously rape a child. 20 men who couldn’t control one bloody appendage in their body.
20. I don’t understand. I don’t understand anything anymore. https://t.co/GQKK7yGatS
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) July 17, 2018
9. Jayam Ravi
Disgusted yet again. Shocked beyond words to hear its Chennai. This is not my India #DeathPenaltyForRape
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) July 17, 2018
— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) July 18, 2018
12. “Meyadha Man” Rathna Kumar
13. Sibi Raj
Justice is served!🙏🏻 https://t.co/KTMQWghl3v
— Sibi (Sathya)raj (@Sibi_Sathyaraj) July 17, 2018