Karkala, Jan 2, 2015 : A self-proclaimed social worker has been arrested by the Karkala police in a case of alleged rape of an ailing woman. The arrest was made on January 1, Friday.
It has been alleged that the accused Ganesh Nayak (36) of Kukkunduru Kallabettu, who worked as a driver of a pick-up vehicle by posing as a social worker, used to frequent the house of the bed-ridden middle aged woman and forcibly developed physical relationship with her. It has been gathered that he even used to threaten the woman as well as her mother with dire consequences if they divulged the matter before anyone.
Unable to bear the agony, the mother of the victim finally lodged a complaint with the town police following which ASP Tatanatha D led team apprehended the accused. He was subject to medical tests at the Taluk Government Hospital and produced before the court. Presently, he is in judicial custody for 15 days. The accused is a married man and is the father of a nine year old son.