Sexual assault of Kozhikode nursing student: Two accused in custody

As per the complaint, the survivor was force-fed alcohol on Saturday, following which she was abused sexually. Representative image/File Photo.

Kozhikode: The two men, accused in the gang rape of a nursing student here on Saturday, were nabbed from their hideout, police said on Tuesday.

Police reportedly found their hideout by tracing the location of their mobile phones.

Police said the accused have not confessed to the crime yet, but they will be questioned in detail. 

As per the complaint, the survivor, a native of Ernakulam, was force-fed alcohol on Saturday, following which she was abused sexually. The accused left her at the Mavoor bus stand on Sunday morning. 

The complaint stated that the duo, who were friends with the girl, invited her to the building near Mini Bypass, where they were staying. The accused, who were under the influence of alcohol, made her drink liquor. After ensuring she was in an inebriated state, they raped her. 

One of the accused is from Kozhikode and the other is studying in Ernakulam. 

On regaining consciousness the next morning, she realised that the accused had fled the area after leaving her at the bus stand. She then called her friend, who helped her to return home.

The incident came to light during a counselling session, which was held after college authorities noticed the student was emotionally disturbed.

Her relatives were informed immediately. The survivor, with her parents, reached Kasaba police station and gave the statement. 

The investigation is led by inspector N Prajeesh.

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