In a shocking incident, an 11-year-old girl was raped by a man near Madurai allegedly with her mother's consent, and the woman has been arrested.
The incident came to light after doctors of the Government Rajaji Hospital examined the girl, police said on Sunday. Police were informed that it was a case of sexual assault and the mother was arrested following a complaint from the girl's father, police said.
The woman had allegedly given her consent to her lover, Ravi, for raping the girl on June 15 at Sakkimangalam near Madurai, police said.
A case has been registered and the woman arrested for allegedly allowing her paramour to rape her daughter.
Social welfare officer Jayalakshmi,and Red Cross Society joint secretary Gopalakrishnan, who rushed the girl to hospital after she complained of pain, were now taking care of the girl. Police are searching for Ravi.