Monday 3 September 2018 3:07 AM UTC
KOTTAYAM Sept 3: A 38-year-old Navy officer has been arrested on charges of raping a woman, police said Sunday.
The woman’s father had filed a complaint with the police, alleging that the Navy officer raped his daughter after making a false promise to marry her.
Murali, a chief petty officer of Navy in Mumbai, was arrested and remanded in judicial custody yesterday, police said.
He has also been charged under the SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act.
The victim in her early 20’s alleged that Murali raped her when she had gone to meet him at a hotel last week.
He had allegedly invited her to the hotel room, police said.
The incident came to light when the woman was admitted to a private hospital near here, police said.
Murali, allegedly befriended the woman through social media.
Police said they would file a report with naval authorities on the incident.
CLICK TO FOLLOW UKMALAYALEE.COM