Japanese woman raped in Kerala; accused arrested

The accused, identified as Teja (25), was arrested on Saturday based on the woman's statement.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: November 27, 2016 10:24 am
rape, japanese woman rape, kerala rape, tourist rape, india news, latest news The incident is alleged to have taken place Friday night

A 35-year-old Japanese woman was allegedly raped by a man from neighbouring Karnataka at nearby Kovalam, police said on Saturday. 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 Friday night, they said. The woman, who was injured and bleeding in her hotel room, was rushed to the government SAT Hospital 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 Saturday, police said.

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    GOGI
    Nov 27, 2016 at 5:52 am
    India the land of rapists.
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      Shafted mohammed
      Nov 27, 2016 at 6:59 am
      These rascals spoil india's image and all these rapist must have their organs chopped off by new law then only rape incedence would reduce.
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      Sohil
      Nov 27, 2016 at 6:24 am
      Oh thank god he is not a Minority otherwise the Yogi and Sadhvis and all the bhakts would have come out with therei zbani talwar...................Again its the accused and thinking not his Religion........................Jai Hind
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        Aditya
        Nov 27, 2016 at 5:35 am
        The Teja and Gogo have spoilt the image of the nation. Enough is enough.
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          Karen Higuchi
          Nov 30, 2016 at 12:04 am
          Even in Kerala...?!
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            Kamala Nayar
            Nov 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm
            Then what about soumya case;the culprit has almost been freed by SC;that is India;the innocents are punished and wicked culprits r freed
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              S Subramaniam
              Nov 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm
              God's own Country. Land of SURYANELLI rapist. Kerala has brought shame and the rapist should be convicted in a fastrack Court and hanged till death in public.
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                S Subramaniam
                Nov 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                Jayaprakash,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sorry for offending your feelings. The incident coming after another rape incident when the guilty has been suspended by the political party does not augur well for a State considered to be safe for women.
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