Kottayam man rapes woman on marriage promise, weds another

Kottayam man rapes woman on marriage promise, weds another
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Kottayam: A 29-year-old youth was arrested recently for raping a woman after promising to marry her and later tying the knot with another woman. Kiran of Kollad in Kottayam district has been remanded in police custody.

The cops nabbed him from Bison Valley in Idukki district after the woman, a Pathanamthitta native, filed a complaint against him. Kiran had got married to another woman on January 3.

The woman's complaint to the police says they met around two years ago and she was taken to Kiran's house in Kollad and to Vadavathoor where he sexually assaulted her several times.

Kiran then went abroad and on return found that the woman was under treatment for cardiac illness and other ailments. He then dumped her and married another woman.

Police claimed Kiran and his father had taken the woman in a car and thrashed her when she arrived in Kottayam a week ago. She was then dropped at Changanassery bypass in a bad condition.

The woman sought care at a private hospital in Changanassery and lodged a complaint with the district police chief. Kiran then fled to Munnar. A police team arrested him from there.

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