A 25-year-old Karnataka native was arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Japanese woman in Kerala’s Kovalam district. The accused, Teja, was arrested Sunday by the police officials, acting upon the complaint filed by the victim.
According to police, the incident took place on Friday night. A case has been registered against Teja under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code. Teja’s family runs a handicrafts shop at Kovalam, police said.
The woman was rushed to the government SAT Hospital by the staff after she was found injured and bleeding in her hotel room. The woman had arrived in Kovalam on Friday, police said.