Student arrested for attempting to rape Oz tourist

A 20-year-old engineering student has been arrested on charges of attempting to rape an Australian woman holidaying at a beach resort in the coastal district of Uttara Kannada,police said.

Written by Agencies | Mangalore (karnataka) | Published:March 9, 2009 3:41 pm

A 20-year-old engineering student has been arrested on charges of attempting to rape an Australian woman holidaying at a beach resort in the coastal district of Uttara Kannada,police said.

The 28-year-old woman’s husband was not around when the student,Sharan Gouda,attempted to rape her on Saturday night at a beach cottage in Gokarna,DIG (Western Range),Gopal B Hosur said.

The woman raised an alarm and staff at the cottage caught Sharan and handed him over to police,he said.

Sharan Gouda,who hails from Raichur and is studying in an engineering college in Bangalore,was remanded on Monday to judicial custody till March 23 by a court in Karwar,he added.

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