Thiruvananthapuram: A 57-year-old woman was allegedly raped near Vettukad in Shankumugham here on Friday night.

The Valiyathura police have started investigation on a complaint filed by the woman.

According the complaint, an unidentified youth barged into the woman's house on Friday night and raped her.

The complaint says that the gold ornaments have also gone missing. The youth left the house around 4.30 am.

Fingerprint experts, forensic experts and dog squad examined the house. Police suspect that the drug mafia was behind the incident.

Locals have raised the demand that stern action should be taken against the drug mafia in the region.