File photo of demonstrators against rape in India.
File photo of demonstrators against rape in India.

A 25 year old Nigerian national was last week arrested in Greater Noida, a city in northern India, for allegedly raping a Kenyan student.

The accused, whose name was given as Obina, is a B-Tech dropout from Sharda University. 

The Kenyan victim recently completed a bachelor programme in nursing from the same university. According to the Times of India, police said the two knew each other well and had lived together for some time.

Sudhir Kumar Tyagi, a senior police officer with the SHO Kasna Police Station told reporters,

“The accused was pursuing a B.Tech program and the woman studied a program in Nursing. Obinna dropped his studies over some personal issues and started living in Sector C-5 in Greater Noida. The woman also started living with him since May 2016.

Their relationship turned sour when the woman recently got pregnant and on Thursday, September 15, 2016, she reported at the police station accusing the man of rape. The woman in her complaint said that she was drugged and raped by the accused on several occasions.

The police registered a case of rape under Section 376 of IPC and arrested the accused. During interrogation, the accused told police that they were in love with each other and had planned for marriage. The accused said that he was ready for the marriage with the girl.”

The accused’s visa has expired and he was also living illegally in India. The victim has also completed her studies. They will be deported to their respective countries after all legal formalities.”