A Nigerian national has been arrested on the charge of raping a 25-year old nursing student from Mumbai while she was on a visit to the city recently,police said today.
Prince John alias Johnson,31,was arrested yesterday,and produced before a local court which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody,Bangalore Rural Superintendent of Police D Prakash said.
He was arrested on information from police in Mumbai where an FIR had been registered on a complaint from the victim’s aunt. The case has since been transferred to Bangalore.
Prakash said the woman,a Manipuri,was raped on May 13 and she has since returned with her aunt to Mumbai where she is undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The Nigerian,who is residing here on a student visa,was the boyfriend of the aunt. He had allegedly threatened the victim not to inform her aunt about the incident,the SP said.