Indian Origin Worker Jailed For Over 7 Years In UK, For Rape And AssaultNovember 15, 2017 19:03
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A 30 year old Indian origin man, who worked at a store in London was jailed for 7 years and 8 months in a case for rape and assault. Swapnil Kulat locked a 40 year old woman inside the store, hit her with wooden pole and held her captive overnight when he raped her. She was also threatened for murder before releasing the next morning.
The woman visited Kulat’s store to charge her mobile phone. Swapnil Kulat originally hails from Nagpur in India. He is charged guilty by Manchester Crown Court and sentenced for 7 year and 8 months in prison for the rape and assault. He pleaded guilty for rape, false imprisonment and causing actual body harm, in a report published by the court.
He would be deported back after his release serving over 7 years sentence. The police said on March 19, while on her way back the woman saw her phone battery dead and decided to go to the store to charge it. She asked Kulat to let her in the store for charging her cell phone.
"After she plugged her phone in, Kulat locked up the shop, became aggressive and refused to allow her to leave," a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said. "He hit the woman in the face and the body with a wooden pole repeatedly, causing serious bruising and swelling. The attack was so vicious that the pole actually broke into several pieces."
The woman was held prisoner for the night and threatened with murder. Detective constable Laura Hughes from the sexual offenses unit of the force said "Kulat subjected her to a violent and terrifying ordeal, which will haunt her for the rest of her life and nothing will repair the psychological damage he has inflicted," she said. Also stated the attack as despicable. "I want to commend her bravery in coming forward to report this shocking attack and helping to secure this conviction," Hughes said.
By Minu Manisha