Kochi rape case: One other girl information criticism in opposition to accused, cops proceed manhunt

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By Specific Information Service

KOCHI: One other girl has filed a criticism in opposition to Martin Joseph who’s on the run for allegedly raping and brutally torturing a lady after confining her in an condo for months in Kochi. The criticism was lodged by a 33-year-old girl who’s staying at an condo in Kakkanad on the outskirts of the town.

As per the criticism, an FIR 19/2021 was registered at Vanitha Police Station in Kochi on Wednesday night. The criticism comes at a time when the police are looking out for Martin, 33, in Kochi and Thrissur.  

“The sufferer has given written criticism that on Could 31, Martin got here to her condo and she or he underwent verbal abuse and bodily torture. She suffered a minor harm. The accused stayed at her condo for a day and threatened her to not reveal the incident to anybody else. She mentioned that she works in an IT firm in Kakkanad and is aware of Martin as a good friend for the previous couple of years,” a police official mentioned.

The Vanitha Police have registered an FIR charging part 354 of IPC for assault or legal power to girls aspiring to outrage her modestly. The girl determined to method the police after coming to know concerning the rape case in opposition to Martin from a information report. “The sufferer of the current criticism was afraid to method the police. We’ve got registered a case charging non-bailable offense,” a police official mentioned.

In the meantime, police have collected the main points of Martin’s good friend circle in Kochi and Thrissur. Police suspect that extra girls might need been assaulted by the accused.

“From our probe, it’s revealed that he maintains an enormous friendship circle in Kochi and Thrissur. He even met and contacted a few of his mates after the rape case was registered in opposition to him. We’re additionally probing whether or not extra girls grew to become his victims of abuse and assault. We’ve got some data on this regard however circumstances shall be registered provided that there’s a criticism from victims,” the police officer mentioned.

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