The Thrikkakara Police on Tuesday arrested a man for allegedly duping several women and sexually abusing some of them.
Unnikrishnan alias Kannan, 30, of Engandiyur in Thrissur allegedly lured women by offering high-profile jobs. According to police, the accused was operating from a flat at Brahmapuram in Kochi. Unnikrishnan conducted job interviews and recruited several highly qualified women to various posts on the pretext of opening an IT firm near the Cochin Special Economic Zone, Manoramaonline reports.
The investigation in a case pertaining to the missing of three women IT employees in Kochi led to the arrest of Unnikrishnan, the police said. He also made the women believe that he possessed special powers. He even performed special pujas to impress one of the women's parents. The women were provided accommodation in the flat at Brahmapuram.
He has been charged with raping another woman in the toilet of the same flat. The police seized a pistol, a double-edged knife, laptops and mobile phones from the apartment. When police reached the flat around midnight, a number of women were inside. Unnikrishnan has cheating cases against him in Peramangalam and Vadanappally police stations.
Police said that Unnikrishnan's wife lives in Thrissur and he illegally married another woman in Kochi. He has been living with her in a house near the apartment in Brahmapuram.