New Delhi: Delhi police have arrested a serial rapist who targets foreign nationals as his victims.
The 37-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly raping a foreign national in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh area, police said on Thursday. The accused was brought to Delhi by the city police from Jaipur for their investigation in the Karol Bagh rape case, and placed him under arrest.
Last month, the man was arrested by the Jaipur police after two other foreign nationals accused him of raping them in Rajasthan’s capital.
A resident of Kolkata, the accused is proficient in 11-12 languages. He lured women to work with him under the garb of either an e-commerce businessman or somebody who runs an NGO, police said.
The victim who was allegedly raped in Delhi, is a resident of the United Kingdom, and came in contact with the accused through Facebook. She had come to India a couple of months back.
“A 28-year-old woman lodged a complaint at Karol Bagh police station in September this year alleging that the accused had raped her in a hotel in the national capital,” a senior Delhi Police officer said, adding that a case under relevant sections was registered.
The Jaipur police said another UK woman and one from Portugal had lodged separate FIRs at Nizamuddin police station in Delhi, accusing the man of allegedly raping them in Jaipur.
While one case was transferred to Jaipur’s Vidhayakpuri police station, the other was sent to city’s Sadar police station, according to the SHO of Jaipur’s Sadar police station, Prithivipal Singh.
Jaipur police said the accused was arrested on September 30 from Mumbai.