Mangaluru, Feb 7, 2015: Two brothers have been arrested by the Ullal Police on the charges of raping a minor girl. If one of the accused was beaten up by the parents of the victim and the public before handing him over to the police, the second accused was arrested later on.
The accused have been identified as Basheer (35) and Rasheed(34). They have been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.
If Basheer had allegedly raped the 14 year old girl on December 16 last year when she was alone at home, Rasheed is learnt to have outraged the modesty of the same girl on January 25 this year. In both the cases, the brothers threatened the girl of dire consequences if she divulged the matter.
It is learnt, the duo were in touch with the girl over mobile phone and thus the matter came to their notice. They then summoned the brothers through the girl after asking them to come to the hotel at Tokkottu owned by them. When one of them Basheer arrived, he was thrashed and handed over to the police.
It is said the case was initially settled through talks, but both Basheer and Rasheed were arrested when the girl revealed about the rape.
One of the accused Basheer had married twice, but had deserted both his wives.