A distressing revelation has emerged in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, where minor girls residing in a government-run hostel fell victim to sexual exploitation under the false promise of securing jobs after enrolling in a paramedical course. This shocking incident, reported on Saturday, resulted in the arrest of three individuals, including a woman, who were found to be part of a nefarious scheme preying on nursing students.
The suspects, namely Suresh, a D group worker at the residential accommodation, a female nurse named Chandana, and her partner Vinay, were apprehended in connection with the illicit activities that transpired within the jurisdiction of the Kadur police station. The preliminary investigation uncovered that the accused had formed a criminal gang targeting numerous nursing students.
According to the police, Suresh, exploiting his position, enticed the hostel girls with the prospect of securing admission to a paramedical course, assuring them of job opportunities upon completion of the program. The victims were allegedly administered sedatives through drinks and food before being subjected to sexual exploitation. Suresh went a step further by convincing the parents that their daughters were on the path to securing employment post-exams.
Once the victims were convinced, Suresh facilitated their contact with Chandana, a nurse employed at the local health center. Chandana, in turn, accommodated the girls at the health center, where they were provided drinks and food laced with sedatives. Subsequently, when the victims became unconscious, Vinay, Chandana’s lover, reportedly engaged in sexual exploitation.
Following the revelation of this heinous scandal, parents of the victims have filed a complaint, urging the police to take immediate action. The circumstances surrounding the exposure of this shocking incident are still unclear, and further investigations are underway to unravel the full extent of the exploitation scheme. Stay tuned for updates on this unfolding case.