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Man held for rape bid after four years

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 19:00

Kochi: A man was held after four years in a case relating to sexual harassment of a 20-year-old girl based in Aluva after making a false marriage promise.
Rauf, son of Abdul Rehman, Kattil Valappu House, Kaniyanoor Taluk, Kannur, was arrested from his hideout in Kannur and produced before the Aluva court, which remanded him in 14-days police custody.
“The accused had stayed in a rented accommodation near the girl’s house in Aluva while persuing his degree course four years ago. He then sexually harassed the girl twice at her house after making false marriage promise. He also tricked the girl to give her gold ornaments before fleeing. Ever since he was on the run,” police said.
Based on a tip-off that the accused was hiding in his friend’s house at his native place, a police team led by Alua East Principal SI P A Faizal went to Kannur and arrested him from the hideout.