Beijing: A Chinese man allegedly raped his housemate, locked her in a suitcase after beating her unconscious and then abandoned her in a local park in China's Hunan Province, authorities have said.
The victim, when she was rescued by the police was found locked naked in the suitcase near the Xiangtan city's Muyu Lake park on Monday, the Xiangtan public security bureau said.
The 23-year-old suspect, surnamed Pan, raped his housemate after he found her alone.
Pan who was subsequently arrested admitted to police that he threatened the victim and beat her unconscious before sexually assaulting her.
He then put the girl into a suitcase and took her to the Muyu Lake park to abandon. The girl cried for help after waking up while Pan was pulling the suitcase in the park.
Locals reported their suspicions to police after hearing her cries, state-run Global Times reported today.
When police caught Pan, around an hour after he dumped the case, he was in the middle of the lake trying to swim away from the scene.
According to videos and pictures witnesses posted on their Weibo accounts, several girls helped the victim get out of the case, while one man took off his T-shirt and gave it to the girl.
The suspect sustained minor injuries while attempting to escape, police said.