Navi Mumbai, May 27: A 25-year-old nursing student was raped by her aunt's African 31-year-old boyfriend. The victim, who hails from Manipur, is currently admitted to Dr D Y Patil Hospital in Nerul where she will undergo reconstructive surgery on her private parts owing to the severe injuries she sustained during the rape. She has already undergone colostomy, a surgical procedure in which a pipe is inserted into the abdomen to remove stools and urine separately.
The incident took place on May 13 in Bangalore when the victim went there with her aunt to meet the latter's boyfriend identified as Prince John alias Johnson. The victim's aunt works in a spa in Mumbai. In the morning hours of May 13 when the aunt was still asleep in Johnson's house, he asked the victim to accompany him to his friend's house to fetch water. The unsuspecting victim agreed as there was a water shortage at that time.
On reaching his friend's flat in the same complex, Johnson allegedly raped her. Johnson then threatened the victim, who was bleeding profusely, against telling anyone, especially her aunt, about the incident. He told the victim to tell her aunt that she had started her menstrual period. Johnson also bought two air tickets for the victim and her aunt to return to Mumbai.
When the victim's bleeding did not stop for the next four days, her aunt took her to a nursing home in south Mumbai on May 17.
A doctor who examined the victim then told her aunt that she had sustained serious injuries on her private parts and will need surgery. That's when the victim broke down and confided in her aunt. The women then contacted another Manipuri doctor, who managed to get the victim admitted to Dr D Y Patil Hospital for the reconstructive surgery.
Former vice chairman of Maharashtra Minorities Commission Abraham Mathai, who recently came to know about this case, informed the Navi Mumbai police. Late on Saturday, the Nerul police registered an FIR. Navi Mumbai additional commissioner of police Ashok Dongre said, "After I was informed by Mathai, I asked DCP (zone 1) Purushottam Karad to investigate the matter."
Police officials went to the hospital and recorded the victim's statement.
Mathai, who has been helping the victim and her family, said, "I have also contacted Karnataka's additional police commissioner T Sunil Kumar and he has promised to take action against the accused. The accused had earlier claimed that he was from Jamaica and worked in the courier service business, we suspect he is hiding his real motives.'' Mathai also questioned why the doctor at the south Mumbai nursing home did not inform the police about this aggravated sexual assault.