A young woman was forced to drink liquor allegedly by her husband after which he along with four friends assaulted, burnt her with cigarette butts and raped her in front of her five-year-old son, police said on Friday.

All the five, who were taken into custody earlier, have been arrested.

The shocking incident occurred in the state capital last night.

The incident came to light after the 25-year-old woman, approached police and complained against her husband and his four friends.

“We have verified the matter and recorded the arrest of the five people including the husband. We are looking into the matters related to this incident. We are yet to nab one more accused in the crime,” police told PTI.

A case has been registered against the five accused for kidnapping, assaulting and gangrape.

Since the incident took place in front of the child, a case under Protection of children from sexual offices Act has also been charged against the accused.

Meanwhile, State health and family welfare minister K K Shailaja asked the state police chief to take stringent action against the culprits as “such cruelty happened in front of her child.”

The Kerala State Women’s Commission on its own registered a case and sought report from the Thiruvananthapuram Rural SP.

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.

She managed to escape from there and pleaded for help from a young man, who saw in he ran inebriated-state, and took her to her house and informed police.

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

Police have recorded the statement of the woman, who was admitted to a government hospital here and later discharged.

She had also stated that the men had tortured her using cigarette butts

News Source: TribuneIndia

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