Taxi driver arrested for rape on promise of marriage, assault
Cherai: A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl on promise of marriage and assaulting her here in Ernakulam district.
The Munambam police arrested Sabari Krishnan (26) of Ayyampilly, an Uber taxi driver on charges of rape and physical assault. He was presented before the court and remanded. The case was registered following a complaint from a 21-year-old woman.
According to reports, the accused had repeatedly raped the young woman after promising to marry her. Later, the accused went back on his promise and the two got into a fight. Later, he again tried to rape her but she resisted.
On Saturday night, the woman was on her way to the house of the accused, to inform his family members regarding what had happened. However, the accused confronted her on the street and attacked her. He hit her on the head causing injury.
On seeing this, local residents gathered at the spot. They caught the accused and handed him over to police. They also rushed the woman to a hospital, police said.