Rwandan national arrested for rape of woman from that country

A Rwandan national has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year old woman from his country at Chidambaram, police said.

Updated: Sep 15, 2013, 21:34 PM IST

Chennai: A Rwandan national has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year old woman from his country at Chidambaram, about 190 km from here, police said.

The man, aged 22, was arrested based on the complaint of the woman and has been remanded to custody by a local court.

Police said the woman had arrived in Chidambaram last month. On September 14, the man, a post graduate student in Information Technology at Annamalai University, offered to take her for sightseeing and invited her to his rented house.

"Since the man was also a Rwandan, she seems to have believed him and went to his house, where he raped her," S Meena, Investigating Officer and Inspector of All Women Police Station (Chidambaram) said.

The victim told her friends about it and was later taken to the Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital in Chidambaram.

Meena replied in the negative when asked if the man had a previous history of crime.
Asked on the condition of the victim, Meena said that she was still undergoing treatment at RMMCH.

PTI