Russian woman says she was sexually assaulted, kept in illegal custody by Kozhikode native

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Kozhikode: Police will record the confidential statement of the Russian woman who tried to commit suicide in Kozhikode after allegedly facing sexual assault and physical torture from her male friend.

The woman, who is currently undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College, will be produced before the Magistrate to record her statement.

The police produced the accused Akhil (27), a Koorachundu native, in court and remanded him.

Earlier, the Russian woman revealed that she had been sexually abused and assaulted by Akhil. She alleged that Akhil kept her in illegal custody without letting her return to Russia. Further, he is said to have forced her to use drugs.

Police have also found three grams of ganja during a raid at Akhil's house. Following this, police charged him for possessing illegal drugs besides sexual assault charges, torture and others.

On Wednesday, the police admitted the 27-year-old Russian citizen to a hospital in Kozhikode. Earlier, she sought help from a shop near Akhil's house. It has come to light that she jumped from the terrace of the house following a dispute. Later, locals informed the police and took her to hospital.

According to police, Akhil met the Russian woman through Instagram. Later, the woman moved in with Akhil while he was working in Qatar. Last month, they arrived in India through Nepal and travelled to various places. She said she attempted suicide after repeatedly facing physical assault. The police recorded the woman's statement with the help of a translator.

Though her visa expires in February 2024, the authorities plan to let her leave for Russia soon. The officials had contacted the woman's parents. Meanwhile, the consulate plans to issue a temporary passport to her since the woman informed police that Akhil had destroyed her travel documents.

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