Indian-born man jailed for knife-point rape, robbery in UK

LONDON: A man of Indian origin who raped and robbed a woman at the point of a knife in southeastern England was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a United Kingdom court.

Diljeet Grewal was convicted of rape, sexual assault and robbery with aggravating in Islewoth and sentenced Friday to 15 years behind bars, with another five years under license to be monitored after his release.

The court was told how the 28-year-old met his victim, a woman in his 30s, for a pre-established meeting at his home in Hillingdon in April this year and upon entering he produced a knife and threatened the woman causing him fear. for his life

He then carried out a sustained attack, which lasted approximately two and a half hours.

I appreciate this sentence and I hope you give the victim a closing measure. I would like to thank the victim for her courage in supporting our investigation and identify Grewal as her attacker, Detective Constable said. Mark palmer , who led the investigation.

I also hope that he encourages victims of sexual assault to come forward and trust that officers will treat crimes of this nature with respect and seriousness, regardless of the circumstances, he said.

Once he finished physically attacking the woman, Grewal stole the woman's phone and threatened her again, this time demanding money. She handed him cash from her purse, but he continued to plunder his room for more money, before fleeing the building.

After Grewal left, the woman was able to call a friend who was outside the United Kingdom, who in turn contacted the police.

Officers attended the scene and upon arrival they found Grewal stalking out of the address. He agreed with the description of the suspect and when he was told, he was identified and immediately arrested and taken to a west London police station.

Officers began searching the area around the building where Grewal was first seen. He recovered a knife that denied it was his. The forensic exam identified the weapon as the one used during the attack.

Officers talked to the woman, who had several injuries, and she also identified Grewal as her attacker. It was supported by specially trained officers of the Western Area Safeguard Team of the Metropolitan Police throughout the investigation.

Met Team Safeguards detectives began an immediate investigation where forensic analysis was analyzed and CCTV images were seized and Grewal was charged with rape and aggravated robbery on April 29. He was convicted of the charges in August and sentenced this week.