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‘He had taken away my passport’

A Brazilian student who was allegedly raped by her landlord has told the police that the accused had also forcibly taken away her passport and other belongings when she threatened she would complain to the police.

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2010 23:15 IST
HT Correspondent

A Brazilian student who was allegedly raped by her landlord has told the police that the accused had also forcibly taken away her passport and other belongings when she threatened she would complain to the police.

The accused had earlier raped her twice after giving her coffee laced with sedatives.

The 27-year-old had arrived in Delhi on June 17 to pursue a mass communication course at a private institute in Noida.

While looking for accommodation, she met real estate agent Ujagar, who referred her to the accused Amarjeet (35).

The accused was arrested after medical reports confirmed the victim had been raped on Tuesday. He has been remanded to a day in police custody.

“Both the landlord and the agent knew I was looking for a place immediately. Amar said I could stay at E-483 for free, while I was searching for two more flatmates. I was touched by the generosity. I moved into the flat on June 19,” said the student in her complaint lodged at CR Park police station.

On Sunday, the student messaged the accused asking him to provide a domestic help who would clean the house.

Amar replied, 'I would arrange the maid tomorrow afternoon. Just relax.' On Sunday, he came over to the flat and offered me coffee. About 30 minutes later, I felt sleepy, terribly tired and found my consciousness fading. When I woke up, I found he forcibly had sex with me,” said the student.

When she questioned him, he threatened him with dire consequences.

“I told him I would report the incident to the authorities. He said nothing will happen to him as he has very strong connections. Since I was afraid, I did not report the matter to anyone immediately,” she said.

The next day, the accused raped her again.

“I was too shocked and afraid and just did not know what to do,” she said.

On June 27, when the accused approached her again that he was coming over to the flat she messaged him that she would complain to the police.

The woman has been provided a lawyer by the Noida based university.

“I want justice,” the Brazilian said after Delhi Women's Commission Chairperson Barkha Singh met her at the police station. Singh said it was a “shameful incident”.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit condemned the incident and said police should step up efforts to ensure safety of the citizens, particularly women.

“This kind of incident should not happen. There should be a sense of safety and security for everybody, particularly women,” Dikshit said.