Kollam woman killed during sexual assault: Police

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Kollam: A woman was killed by a 24-year-old youth here during a rape attempt on December 29, the police said on Friday.

Nasu, a native of Lakshamveedu colony in Anchal, was taken into custody after the decomposed and naked body of a woman was found in a deserted railway building at Chemmamukku in Kollam.

He also stole the woman’s phone and money. The police have slapped murder charges on the accused.

He told the police that he got acquainted with the woman at Kollam beach and attempted to rape her in a deserted railway building nearby. She was strangled to death during the sexual assault.

The police are investigating whether others were involved in the crime

The accused had initially informed the police that the woman died after developing epilepsy during sexual intercourse.

The woman, a native of Keralapuram, had gone missing since December 29.

The youth who was nabbed during night patrolling by the Kottiyam police on December 31 was taken into custody after spotting him with a mobile under suspicious circumstances.

When police tried to make a call from the mobile on the number seen on it, the call went directly to the young woman’s home. The woman’s family informed the police that the owner of the phone was missing and a complaint had been lodged in this regard. The police let him off after seizing the phone.

When the body of the woman was recovered from the deserted building on Wednesday morning, the cops launched a search for the youth and took him into custody again. It was only then he told the cops that he had met the woman on December 29.

The local residents first found the woman’s body in the deserted building when they conducted a search after a foul smell began to emanate from the locality. The body was found in a naked state and there were only a few pieces of her clothes nearby.

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