Police arrested 18 men on charges of assaulting an 11-year-old girl for over a period of seven months in Chennai.
The accused persons include security men, a lift operator and water suppliers to the flat where the girl is staying.
According to police the molesters took the minor girl to various places inside her apartment and assaulted her on many occasions.
“The victim, a class seven student had narrated the sequence of incidents to her elder sister, who later brought this to the notice of their parents, following which a complaint was lodged on Monday,” a senior officer told PTI.
The mother of the child, who preferred a complaint with the police said the child victim was exploited and sexually assaulted by the men who were employed or frequenting the apartment complex.