Police arrest five men accused of raping minor in Jammu

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Jammu, Dec 9: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday arrested five of 20 people accused by a minor of raping her.

"The girl was brought here on Tuesday after she was arrested with a Punjabi youth under suspicious circumstances by Punjab Police in Pathankot.

J&K: 5 arested for raping a minor

"She has given names of 20 local people who allegedly raped and later exploited her by pushing her into sex trade," a police official said.

"The girl originally belongs to Akhnoor area of Jammu district. A case has been registered and investigations started," he added.

Police said they were confident they will soon arrest the rest of the men.

While the officials here are tight-lipped about making public the names of the accused, sources said they include several local politicians and businessmen.

A huge sex scandal had rocked Jammu and Kashmir in 2007 in which some top politicians, senior bureaucrats and police officers were arrested.

IANS

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