Thiruvananthapuram: Three youths have been arrested for raping a woman at Neyyatinkara near here. Arun, Vipin and Vijeesh, all hailing from Marayamuttom, were arrested by the Neyyattinkara police.
Arun and Vipin attacked the woman on Saturday when she was returning after work, while the third youth is accused of helping one of the culprits hide in his home.
Arun and Vipin, who were hiding in an isolated place, attacked the woman and pushed her down a paddy field. They then dragged her away.
The woman was saved by some pedestrians who rushed to her aid after hearing her cries for help. They got hold of Vipin but Arun managed to flee. Arun and Vipin were arrested earlier too for various offenses, including ganja peddling. The woman, mother of two, was undergoing treatment.