Thiruvananthapuram: Two persons were arrested here today on charges of raping a housewife at nearby Neyyantinkara on December 30 last year.

Their friend was also arrested for harbouring one of the accused, who fled the spot after the incident, police said. They said the two persons accosted the 38-year-old woman to a desolate spot while she was returning home from work, dragged her to a nearby paddy field and raped her.

Hearing her cries for help, local people rushed to the spot and caught one of the men, while the other ran away, police said

He took shelter in the house of his friend, police said. PTI