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Greece: Pakistani man sentenced to seven years in prison for assaulting 16 women in Crete

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2022, 02:01 pm

Athens: A Pakistani national was sentenced to seven years in prison in Greece for a series of violent attacks on women in Crete, media reports said on Friday.

His last victim, a girl who was going to visit her mother, was in danger of losing her life from the terrible blows she received from the Pakistani who also tried to rape her, Greek City Times reported quoting Olympia.

If a cyclist was not by chance a short distance away to intervene, the woman would be dead, reported the news portal.

Despina Platanaki was attacked by the Pakistani man with a knife, who also attempted to rape her, reports Greek City Times.

“The perpetrator is a Pakistani, around 32, who is familiar to me as he had gone to the barber shop two or three times," she said.

“He does not speak Greek well and communicates with… moans," she said.

“That night, around 8:00, it was raining and I was getting ready to close the barber shop," the girl said.

“Suddenly I saw him outside the store and I stopped him from entering the shop because I was closing," she said.

“But he was shouting so he could go in. I denied him three times, but he came in and grabbed his genitals!" the victim said a year ago, as per the media outlet's report.

“I was stunned and it made sense for him to go to the road because I would call the police, and so he left," she said.

“I closed the barber shop and went to my mother’s house to sleep,” the victim said.

Platanaki was quoted as saying by the news portal that she went to her mother’s house and parked the car, but a camera recorded the Pakistani moving there five minutes before she arrived.

“I got out of the car to go to my mother, but I did not hear any footsteps because of the drizzle," she said.

“Suddenly I felt a head lock behind me. I turned abruptly and saw him despite the darkness," she said.

“He started beating me furiously, kicking and punching me, and tearing my clothes, while he was punching me in the chest, buttocks and genitals!" the victim said.

“Despite the shock and terror, I reciprocated the blows as much as I could," she said.

“‘Better dead than raped,’ she said.

“I suddenly remembered that I had a laptop and money from the company where I work, and I sat down, holding a computer and a bag on me, while he was pulling out a folding knife!" she said.

“The man threw the bike and started chasing the Pakistani, who ran away," she said.