Kerala woman force-fed alcohol, gang-raped in front of son. Husband, 4 others arrested

Kerala woman force-fed alcohol, gang-raped in front of son. Husband, 4 others arrested

In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by her husband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five year-old child near here.

All of them were taken into custody RPT taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident, police said.
The child is suspected to have beaten up by the accused.

The Kerala State Women's Commission has on its own registered a case into the rape. The woman told police that her husband had taken her and their two children to the beach at nearby Puthucurichy on Thursday and later to a friend's house nearby, where she was forcefully fed alcohol and sexually assaulted in front of her elder son.

"The woman was rescued by a young man who found her in an inebriated state along the road. He took her in his car to her home and then informed police about the incident," a police officer told PTI.

The man later told some television channels that she was crying, had injuries on her face and pleaded for help.

A police officer from Kadinamkulam police station here said the arrests will be recorded after verification of facts. Police have recorded the statement of the woman, who was admitted to a government hospital here and later discharged.

The woman told television channels that the men had also inflicted burns on her body with cigarette butts.