KOCHI: Five persons have been arrested for sexually harassing a woman after tying her at a homestay in Fort Kochi. The arrested has been identified as Christy (18), Althaf (20), Ijaz (20), Saju (20) and Appu (20). The five were arrested for harassing the woman and robbing her after blackmailing her.
The incident happened two months ago. The victim, a native of Thanneermukkom, who reached Good Shepherd Home Stay in Fort Kochi, along with a youth of Cherthala, was harassed while staying here.
Christy, an employee of the homestay, invited four of his friends, harassed her after forcefully ousting the youth from the room. They threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed the incident to anybody. They demanded more money from them and if refused they threatened to post the nude pictures of her in the social media. The youth later lodged a complaint to the city police commissioner.