Kochi flat rape case: Police nab main accused

Thrissur: The main accused in case of alleged rape and torture of a 27-year-old woman in a flat at Kochi from February 15 to March 8 was arrested by police from Thrissur on Thursday night.

Martin Joseph, the main accused, was caught from Peramangalam and later he was brought to Kochi.

Earlier police had arrested three accomplices of Martin Joseph, who is the prime accused in the case. This trio helped Martin to escape from Kochi to Thrissur.

The police have also seized their cars from them.

The woman, who is a Kannur native, filed a police complaint on April 8, after escaping from the man.

According to the police, the 33-year-old accused, who is a share trader had been in a live-in relationship with the woman since last year's lockdown. According to the complaint, he looted five lakh rupees from the woman.