Indian-Origin Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Raping, Robbing Woman In UK – NDTV News


Diljeet Grewal had met a lady for a pre-arranged assembly at her tackle in Hillingdon, UK in April


An Indian-origin man who raped and robbed a lady at knife level in south-east England has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by a UK court docket.

Diljeet Grewal was discovered responsible of rape, sexual assault and aggravated housebreaking at Isleworth Crown Courtroom and sentenced on Friday to 15 years behind bars, with an extra 5 years on “licence” to be monitored upon launch.

The court docket was advised how the 28-year-old met the survivor, a lady in her 30s, for a pre-arranged assembly at her tackle in Hillingdon in April this 12 months and upon coming into produced a knife and threatened the girl inflicting her to worry for her life.

He went on to hold out a “sustained assault”, which lasted for about two-and-a-half hours.

“I welcome this sentencing and hope it offers the sufferer some measure of closure. I wish to thank the sufferer for her bravery in supporting our investigation and figuring out Grewal as her attacker,” mentioned Detective Constable Mark Palmer, who led the investigation.

“I additionally hope it encourages any victims of sexual assault, to come back ahead and belief that officers will deal with crimes of this nature respectfully and significantly whatever the circumstances,” he mentioned.

After bodily attacking the girl, Diljeet Grewal stole her telephone and threatened her once more, this time demanding cash. She handed him money from her purse, however he continued to ransack her room searching for extra money, earlier than fleeing the constructing.

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After Diljeet Grewal left, the girl was in a position to name a buddy who was outdoors the UK, who in flip contacted the police.

Officers attended the scene and upon arrival discovered Diljeet Grewal lurking outdoors the tackle. He matched the outline of the suspect and when spoken to, he recognized himself and was detained instantly and brought to a west London police station.

Officers started looking the realm across the constructing the place Diljeet Grewal was first seen. A knife was recovered which he denied was his. Forensic examination recognized the weapon because the one used throughout the assault.

Officers spoke to the girl – who had quite a few accidents – and he or she additionally recognized Diljeet Grewal as her attacker. She was supported by specifically educated officers from the Metropolitan Police’s West Space Safeguarding Crew all through the investigation.

Detectives from the Met’s Hounslow’s Safeguarding Crew launched an instantaneous investigation the place forensics have been analysed and CCTV footage was seized and Grewal was charged with rape and aggravated housebreaking on April 29. He was convicted of the fees in August and sentenced this week.

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