Pollachi, Jul 6:
Police have arrested six persons including the lover of a class X student following an attempt to gang rape the girl. The 16-year old girl is in the care of her grandmother as her father married another woman following the death of his wife. She was studying in a private school.
The girl befriended a youth from Kumaran nagar here and they fell into love. Yesterday morning the youth invited the girl to his house. Accordingly, the girl went to his house and had been chatting with him. Suddenly five friends of the lover barged into the house and attempted to rape the girl.
However, the girl managed to escape from the gang and informed her relatives about the incident. Immediately a complaint was lodged with the all women police station.
The police acted swiftly and arrested all the six yesterday night. Further investigations are going on. The police did not divulge details of the accused. The incident, which is reminiscent of the gang rape happened early this year, has created tension here