A 38-year-old Navy officer from Mumbai has been arrested here on charges of raping a woman, the Kerala police said Sunday. The woman’s father had lodged a police complaint, alleging that the Navy officer raped his daughter after making a false promise to marry her.
Murali Kumar, a chief petty officer of Navy, was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, the police said. Kumar, a two-time Mr Asia title holder and eight-time Mr India title winner, allegedly befriended the woman through social media.

Kumar has also been charged under SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act. The complainant, who in her twenties, alleged that Kumar raped her when she went to meet him at a hotel in last week.
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