Thiruvananthapuram: The Marayamuttom police has nabbed three youths for allegedly raping a woman at Neyyattinkara near here.
The three culprits identified as Vijeesh (19), Vipin(19) and Arun(21) receptively hails from Marayamuttom.
According to the police, Arun and Vipin attacked the woman who is a vegetable vendor on Saturday when she was returning after closing her shop, while the third youth is accused of helping one of the culprits hide in his home.
Arun and Vipin, who were hiding in an isolated place, attacked the woman and pushed her down a paddy field. They then dragged her away.
The woman was saved by some pedestrians who rushed to her aid after hearing her cries for help. They got hold of Vipin but Arun managed to flee.
Arun and Vipin were arrested earlier too for various offenses, including ganja peddling.
The woman, a mother of two was hospitalized amid the incident and was undergoing treatment.