Japanese woman raped by a man in Kovalam, Kerala; accused arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: A 35-year-old Japanese woman was allegedly raped by a man from neighbouring Karnataka at nearby Kovalam, police said on Saturday.

Representational image. Getty images

Representational image. Getty images

The accused, identified as Teja (25), was arrested on Saturday based on the woman's statement. His family runs a handicrafts shop at Kovalam, police said.

A case was registered against him under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on Friday night, they said.

The woman, who was injured and bleeding in her hotel room, was rushed to the government SAT Hospital here by the staff, police said.

After being tipped off by hospital authorities about the incident, police collected information from the woman and arrested the man.

The woman had arrived in Kovalam on Thursday, police said.


Published Date: Nov 27, 2016 10:28 am | Updated Date: Nov 27, 2016 10:28 am

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