Kattanam (Alappuzha): In a cruel incident, a 47-year-old man raped an elderly woman promising to give lunch at his house. The man has been identified as Ramanan, a native of Kattanam. Ramanan raped the woman on Wednesday around 1.30 pm.
The woman has been living alone.
On the day of the incident, Ramanan saw the woman walking on the road and approached her. He then lured her to his house promising to provide lunch. His damaged house was empty as the family members had moved to a rental house after floods last year. He then raped the woman inside the house located at an isolated place. Though the elderly woman screamed out loud, no one heard her. After sexually abusing her for hours, Ramanan left her at the public road by 5.30 pm. Then he fled the scene.
The tired woman fell unconscious on road. Natives who spotted her on road informed her relatives and admitted her to a nearby hospital. In the medical check-up, doctor found that she was brutally raped, said police.
Following that, police arrested the culprit. The woman is under treatment.
Ramanan who is a survivor of an accident that took place years back, has an impairment on his leg. His house was inundated and damaged in the flood that hit the state in 2018. Following that he and his family moved to a rental house at Thazhava junction.
Police and fingerprint experts collected evidences from the house. The culprit was produced before Kayamkulam court and was remanded.