An NGO, working for the welfare of downtrodden has stated that a large number of girls under the age of 18 are subjected to sexual abuse in the state.
Recently, an 18-year-old Dalit girl in Vinayagapuram village in Villupuram district was raped by a gang of five members when she was returning from her work. Kathir carried out field study in the village where the incident happened and said that before the victim was sexually abused she was physically harassed.
What was more tragic was that among the five accused, one was her lover and he had planned the incident along with his friends. “Sexual abuse against girls in Villupuram district had increased in the recent days as a 15-year-old girl was sexually molested by a gang of three members in the district,” said Kathir.
He also demanded the government to book the accused under Goondas Act and to give Rs 10 lakh to the victim. The accused should also be not given bail till the completion of the case, demanded Kathir.