An Iraqi national has been arrested in Kalkaji here for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage.

The 30-year-old accused named Javed had been living at a residential accommodation in Kalkaji DDA flats. Over a year ago, he struck friendship with a girl living in the neighbourhood and gradually established physical relations with her on the pretext of marriage. The accused had come to the country in 2011 and was pursuing studies at a Delhi-based institution.

A few months ago, the accused started ignoring the victim after he came in contact with another girl. He also refused to marry her, at which she lodged a complaint with the police. Subsequently the accused was arrested on charges of rape. – Staff Reporter