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Kerala: 3 held for Kannur gang-rape of Tamil Nadu woman

The police on Thursday arrested 3 accused for the alleged gang-rape of a Tamil Nadu woman in the Kannur district of Kerala.

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Kannur (Kerala): The police on Thursday arrested 3 accused for the alleged gang-rape of a Tamil Nadu woman in the Kannur district of Kerala.

“The incident took place on August 27. The young woman was gang-raped after she was rendered unconscious by drinking alcohol mixed juice. The victim is undergoing treatment at the Kannur district hospital,” said TK Ratnakumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Meanwhile, the Kannur City Police arrested a woman named Malar, a native of Tamil Nadu, Bijeesh and Mustafa, natives of Nileswaram from Salem in connection with the incident.

One of the accused, Malar, is related to the victim’s spouse. The deceased arrived Kannur on August 23 where she was living in Malar’s house.

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The accused absconded after the hospital authorities informed the police about the incident.

“Later, in the investigation led by the Kannur City Police and three accused including a woman in the case were taken into custody from Salem,” Ratnakumar added.

Further investigation is underway.

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