Karkala, Jan 22, 2021: The Karkala police have arrested a 38 year old man from Uppinangady on the charges of raping a college student.
The accused has been identified as Praneshi. The victim had lodged a complaint in the town police station on January 20, Wednesday alleging that she was raped after offering her juice laced with sedatives by the accused.
According to the complainant the accused who was a known to her paternal uncle, had offered to drop her to college while she was waiting at Karkala, but instead took her to a house at Bandaru in Uppinangady where he raped her after offering her juice laced with sedatives. She had alleged that the accused had then begun to threaten her of making public her nude photos if she was not co-operative and had again raped her on January 12 at a house at Guddeyangady. She also said the house belonged to the employer of the accused.
The accused is an already married man and was reportedly a distant relative of the victim.
Further investigations are underway.