Nigerian woman alleges rape by fellow Nigerians in India

Nigerian woman alleges rape by fellow Nigerians in India

Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:13 am


Barkha Singh, leader of the Delhi Commission for Women

Barkha Singh, leader of the Delhi Commission for Women

Police in the Indian capital of New Delhi, said a 22-year-old Nigerian woman has alleged that she was raped by a group of men from her own country.

According to the police, the Nigerian lady, not yet identified, also reported that the Nigerians tried to force her into prostitution.

Police said the woman was brought to India in April by the men on the pretext of a helping her to find a job in the health sector..

The woman told police the men, whom she has been living with in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar since the past five months, began sexually assaulting her a few weeks after they arrived.

“The woman was kept at a rented accommodation in Tilak Nagar. After a few days, the accused started forcing her into flesh trade. When she resisted, the accused beat her up, tortured her and kept her in confinement,” social worker Ramesh Mathiala said.

Delhi Commission for Women intervened in the matter and had a case registered at Tilak Nagar police station.

“The woman registered a complaint on Saturday. The accused have been identified and an arrest will be made soon. We are also trying to ascertain if the group has valid permissions and documents to stay here,” said Deependra Pathak, Joint CP (southwest).

The matter came to light after the woman visited a nearby doctor, who in turn informed the police and a social worker called Ramesh Mathiala.

“The doctor informed me that the woman living in Santgarh area had come for treatment of very serious burn and assault injuries. We talked to her and then DCW’s involvement was requested,” said Matiala

Police said that the woman has been sent for a medical test and they are trying to locate her family.

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