Amid the widespread anger over Hathras gang rape, a Nepalese woman had to travel over 800 km from Lucknow to Nagpur in Maharashtra to file a rape case. The 22-year-old rape victim said the accused had threatened her when she tried to lodge a police complaint.

Somehow, she reached Nagpur, where one of her friends helped her file a zero FIR as it can be filed at any police station. The case can now be transferred to the appropriate police station that comes under the jurisdiction.

The victim had come to India from Nepal for a job in 2018.

Nagpur’s Koradi police station senior police inspector Wazeer Sheikh said the Nepalese woman was staying in Lucknow with a woman friend, who introduced her to the accused, Pravin Rajpal Yadav, on a video call. The victim added in her statement that she had kept ₹ 1.5 lakh with her flat mate, who refused to return it back and started beating her.

Yadav then booked a hotel room for the victim and convinced her to shift there for safety. However, he returned from Dubai to meet her at the hotel and allegedly raped her after giving drugs. The accused captured some objectionable photographs and videos, uploaded them on social media and threatened to make them viral in case she approached police.