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.


Updated Date: Nov 27, 2016 10:28 AM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See