When the victim attempted to escape from the room, the husband dragged her back and the latter rapped her. The incident came to light when she revealed the molestation to her family—Police
Police in Kerala on Friday arrested a man on charges of raping a woman, allegedly at the behest of her 'impotent' husband, who wanted her to get pregnant, a report said.
Police said the couple, who hail from Vadakara in the northern Kerala district of Kozhikode, had been undergoing infertility treatment for the past two years. As the treatment remained ineffective, one of the husband's friends, identified only as Sidikk, 30, reportedly suggested that he would have sex with the woman and impregnate her.
The husband, whose identity has been withheld to protect the privacy of the victim, agreed to this bizarre suggestion. He convinced his wife to continue the infertility treatment and on its pretext, brought her to a clinic on March 5.
“(There), she was raped by the man in the presence of her husband,” the report quoted a police officer as saying.
"When the victim attempted to escape from the room, the husband dragged her back and the latter rapped her. Following the incident, the woman quarrelled with her husband and went home. The incident came to light when she revealed the molestation to her family. Later, she lodged a complaint at the Nadakkav station on Thursday.”
Based on a complaint, the men were taken into custody on Friday.”
The report said the duo admitted to the crime and are booked under relevant provisions of the IPC that deals with abduction and sexual assault. They were later brought to a court, which remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days, the report said.