Mavelikkara: The Kerala police have arrested a 23-year-old youth for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman at her house in Kandiyoor near here.
Girish, a native of Kandiyoor, sneaked into the house of the elderly woman in the wee hours of Thursday and brutally raped her.
The woman was all alone that night as her daughter had gone to a temple festival. The daughter, who returned home Thursday morning, found the woman in dire state. Grievous injuries were found on her face and private parts. The woman, who was unconscious, was taken to the district hospital.
The police zeroed in on the culprit after his mobile phone was found from the victim's house.
When questioned by the police, Girish first said that he had given the phone to one of his friends. The police then took his friend into custody. But they found that he was innocent and questioned Girish again. He then confessed to the crime.
Various incidents of sexual abuse and rape of minor children have been widely reported from the state in the last few months. While a priest was arrested for raping and impregnating a minor school girl in Kottiyoor in Kannur, a Kollam man was taken into custody for repeatedly raping his 10-year-old grandchild, who was later found dead at her home in Kundara.