idukki: : Shantanpara police on Tuesday nabbed two more men in connection with gangrape of 15-year-old Bengali minor girl in Poopara. Four were arrested yesterday, all of who are Poopara natives – Samuel, Arvind, Kumar and one minor.
Today’s arrests follow lead provided by those in custody. The two nabbed today too are Poopara natives and had fled to Tamil Nadu following the incident.
The victim is a minor from West Bengal. On the fateful day, she arrived with her male friend, also a Bengal native, in a autorickshaw to see the plantation. Soon after, the gang of Poopara natives attacked them and raped the girl. The boy managed to escape amid the attack. Police began probe after the girl was reported missing Sunday evening from Shantanpara where she lived with her parents who are tea plantation workers.