A 27-year-old woman was raped continuously from February 15 to March 8 in a flat in Kochi. At the same time, the main accused in the alleged rape and torture case was arrested by the police in Thrissur district on Thursday night. The main accused Martin Joseph was nabbed from Peramangalam in Thrissur district and later brought to Kochi.
Kochi Police Commissioner Nagaraju Chakilam said, “We caught Martin Joseph from Peramangalam in Thrissur district an hour ago. At present, his arrest has been registered in Thrissur district, soon after all the documentation, the accused will be taken from Thrissur to Kochi. Chakilam said that we will present him in the court tomorrow.
At the same time, earlier the police had arrested three associates of Martin Joseph, the main accused in the case. The trio have been identified as Shrirag, John Joy and Dhanesh. All three helped Martin escape from Kochi to Thrissur. At the same time, all three are being questioned at the Ernakulam Central Police Station. The police have also seized their car from them.
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In fact, a woman from Kannur lodged a police complaint on April 8. According to the complaint lodged, the 33-year-old accused was a stock trader. He was living in a live-in relationship with the victim woman since the time of the lockdown last year. According to the complaint, the accused robbed the woman of Rs 5 lakh and continued to torture her.
The Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused Martin is 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 376 (punishment for Punishment), (rape), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).