Somali Arrest 6 Teenage Boys for Gang-Raping 16-Year-Old and Posting the Video on Facebook
The gang rape of a 16-year-old Somali girl has sparked outrage after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
According to reports, six teenage boys forced two girls into a car, drove them to the outskirts of the Ethiopian town of Goldogob and sexually assault them in December last year. The report also stated that the attackers filmed the assault.
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A video clip of the assault, involving one of the 16-year-old girls, was leaked on various social media platforms, including Facebook. The video clip shows the victim being stabbed, tortured and raped.
Following the attack, the victim was hospitalized for over a month due to severe injuries. Since her discharge from the hospital, her family fled the town because of the fear of being ostracized.
Somali police have arrested five people in connection with the case. However, the sixth accused is still on the run.