A Nigerian, 31 year old Prince John, aka Johnson, has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl in Manipuri, India. The accused apparently was the boyfriend of the victim’s aunt.
The Bangalore police arrested him on Sunday and remanded him in 14 days of judicial custody by a local court.
“The accused raped the victim on May 13 in Bangalore. He had threatened her with dire consequences if she went to the police. Later, the victim fled to Mumbai and lodged a complaint with the police there.
The case was transferred to us and we arrested Prince John,” said Bangalore rural superintendent of police D. Prakash.
According to the police, Prince John, who is in Bangalore on a student visit, befriended the victim’s aunt a few months ago.
On May 13, the victim and her aunt visited Prince John at his residence.
“Subsequently, he told his girlfriend (victim’s aunt) that he would take her (victim) for an introduction to a friend, who would help her solve a personal crisis. He took the unsuspecting victim to a house where he raped and threatened her,” the police added.
The victim is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai. The incident has caused unrest among the North East student community.