Riyadh: Kerala woman police officer with her team went all the way to Saudi Arabia in order to arrest a man who had escaped to Gulf country after raping a minor in Kerala two years ago. The victim had committed suicide soon after the incident.

Rape accused Sunilkumar was arrested by the Kerala Police team from Riyadh and was brought back to Kerala on Tuesday. 

Kollam City Police Commissioner Merin Joseph took charge as Kollam commissioner before beginning the investigation into the case. 

Merin Joseph approached Saudi Interpol after a red corner notice was issued against the accused by the National Central Bureau India. 

According to sources, Sunilkumar raped the girl when he came for vacation from the Gulf country. During his vacation, Sunilkumar befriended the victim’s family through the victim's uncle. 

The incident came to light when the victim's teacher noticed differences in the girl's behaviour. She then alerted childline. Following this, the NGO conducted a probe and found that Sunilkumar had abused the girl. After the minor committed suicide, the rape accused went back to Gulf country.  

Sunil has been slapped with several charges like child abuse, atrocities towards backward caste people and rape.