Bantwal: In another case of gang-rape in the Dakshina Kannada District, a minor-girl was allegedly raped by five men including a Taluk Panchayath staff in Vitla Police Station limits.
According to the sources the minor girl, a resident of village near Vitla is 17-year old and is reportedly pregnant and a case against five accused has been booked at Vitla Police Station under POCSO Act.
One of the five accused in the case is an employee at Taluk Panchayath who along with four other allegedly raped the victim who had completed her SSLC education and was at home.
The sources further add that the victim is 6-month pregnant and was allegedly threatened by the accused to not reveal the crime to anybody.
The incident came to light when the ASHA workers visited the house of the victim and noticed her pregnancy.
Vitla Police after registering the case has initiated investigations into the matter.
Dakshina Kannada was rocked after a video showing a college girl being raped by four accused in a car Puttur went viral, calling for protests and demands for justice by several organisations including Dakshina Kannada Congress Committee.