12-year-old girl raped in Kochi; couple among three in police custody
Kochi: Police nabbed three persons including a couple in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old girl at Vaduthala here in Ernakulam. The main accused surrendered after police arrested a couple.
The couple, identified as Varsha and Bibin, are owners of the house in which the minor girl had been residing. The main accused is Lithin, who was employee in the building.
Varsha and Bibin are accused of abetting Lithin in the rape and for keeping the incident a secret. The couple have also been accused of video recording the incident using a mobile phone. The police have sent the mobile phone for forensic investigation.
Lithin, who was employed by Varsha and Bibin had been absconding after the incident came to light. He surrendered before the police on Wednesday.