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Six men have been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually abusing five minor girls in their farm, police said on Tuesday.
"The children were sold to a man last month by their parents and kept as bonded labourers in their farm, where they were sexually abused," Senior Superintendent of Police Pritikhsha Godara told reporters.
She also stated that "All the children were first taken to the child care centre 'Udhavum Karangal' and were later admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Child Hospital for medical examination and treatment."
The men were sent to the government hospital after their arrest for COVID-19 tests.
One of them tested negative, following which his confession statement was recorded on Monday. (PTI)