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2 Afghans held for attempted rape of woman on Paris train

2 Afghans held for attempted rape of woman on Paris train

Jan 08, 2016 - 18:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): French police have detained two Afghan refugees for the attempted rape of a passenger on a Paris train, a US-based news site reported on Friday.

Aged 19 and 45 years, the refugees sought political asylum in France, claiming they fled Afghanistaninfo-icon after being pressured by the Talibaninfo-icon to attack western targets.

The whereabouts and identity of the third attacker is under investigation, according to Beitbart News. The trio allegedly attacked 28-year-old woman on the Paris train on 9 December.

Soo after the woman entered a deserted carriage, she was joined by about 10 men at Montparnasse station. The woman moved from her street, but three of the men chased and pestered her.

One of the men caressed the woman, a second strangled her with a scarf and the third held a knife to her face before they all started to undress her, the site reported.

Another man boarded the train and came to the woman’s rescue. She managed to get off the train and took refuge in a restaurant. The suspects were seen on CCTV footage recorded at Montparnasse station.

On 17 December, two of them were arrested in Paris and charged with attempted rape. The victim recognised the men, despite their denials in the sexual assault.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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