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School girl sexually assaulted, five held

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur 

Five people have been arrested in connection with the alleged of a 15-year-old school girl by several people over different days at various places in district after enticing her through social media, the police said Wednesday.

The tenth standard girl was taken to a lodge at Parasinikadavu, a temple town on the banks of Valapattnam river in the district and allegedly sexually assaulted by four of the accused on November 19.

The fifth accused, the lodge manager, was arrested for failing to inform police of the offence, Thaliparambu Deputy Superintendent of Police P K V said.

Based on the girl's statement, the first FIR was lodged and a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered, the police said.

The minor's statement was recorded before the Tuesday, in which she has revealed "15 other offences," told

Fifteen cases have been registered in different police limits in the district, police said.

The accused had got in touch with the minor through by creating a fake profile of a woman.

The girl was taken to different places in district over different days and allegedly sexually assaulted, police said.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:35 IST