Man held for trying to rape Russian national

Man held for trying to rape Russian national

Police said Bevilya Khovisti (29), a language expert working at the Koodankulam power plant, and his wife were swimming in the sea near their housing quarters last evening when the man, Pauldinm tried to rape the Russian woman. However, he fled when the couple raised an alarm.

The man was arrested following a complaint from Bevilya, police said, adding, he was remanded to judicial custody.

On August 7 last, seven persons including some college students attempted to rape the daughter of Alexander Cherno, a senior Russian engineer working in the under construction Koodankulam nuclear power plant, when she was swimming in the sea along with her father. The gang snatched their camera also.

In view of the incident, the Koodankulam power plant officials have demanded better security for those staying in the housing quarters at Chettikulam.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India is setting up the power plant at Koodankulam with Russian collaboration.

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