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7 Minor Girls Raped In Kerala Orphanage In 2 Months[/caption]
Seven minor girls at an orphanage in Kerala's Wayanad district have alleged being raped over a period of two months, police said on Tuesday.
A probe has been launched into the case and some persons have been questioned, a top police official said and least 5 suspects have been taken into custody.
The girls, all in the age group of 14-15 years, were staying at the orphanage at Muttil in Kalpetta in Wayanad district.
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The incident came to light after one of the girls was seen coming out from a nearby shop in suspicious circumstances and was questioned by the orphanage staff, following which a complaint was lodged with the police, they said.
Any other information about the incident was not known immediately and police said more details would be shared as the probe progresses.
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The incident comes close on the heels of a 16-year-old girl being allegedly raped by a church vicar at Kottiyoor in neighbouring Kannur district.
The girl gave birth to a baby boy on February 7 after which the priest was arrested. Seven other accused in the case, five of them nuns and a doctor, are still absconding.