Expedite trial in Japanese tourist rape case: Sushma Swaraj to Kerala Government
- The Japanese tourist was allegedly raped by a Karnataka native
- The victim was admitted to hospital after she suffered heavy bleeding
- Police arrested the accused and filed a case against him
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Kerala Government to expedite trial in a case of alleged rape of a Japanese tourist in Kovalam on November 25. She also said the state government has already filed a report with the Centre about the incident.
In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, victim's statement has been recorded and accused apprehended.
I have asked Government of Kerala to expedite the trial and keep us informed about the case. /3— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 2, 2016
The statement of the victim has been recorded before a Magistrate and the accused has been apprehended. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 2, 2016
I asked for a report from Government of Kerala about the rape of a Japanese tourist on 25 Nov 2016. We have received the report. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 2, 2016
The nurse from Japan’s Kobe city was on a 12-day tour to India and was allegedly raped by a Karnataka native. The 35-year-old was admitted to hospital after she suffered heavy bleeding.
The police arrested the accused, who is running a handicraft shop at Kovalam, and registered a case against him under Section 37 of the Indian Penal Code.