A woman narrowly escaped getting raped after being pulled into greenery near People’s Square in Shanghai on Monday evening.
According to Shanghai Daily, the suspect, aged 40 and a migrant worker, attacked the victim whilst on her way home at around 9:20 p.m. on Monday evening.
The next day, police arrested a man suspected to have attacked, robbed and nearly raped the woman. The suspect was caught while working on a construction site on West Nanjing Road the next noon.
Allegedly, the man had followed the victim walking alone for a long time before shoving her into the greenery area on Yanzhong Road.
The report states that the woman’s hands were bound behind her back with tape, she was then robbed of her iPhone, wallet and bank cards. The man then proceeded to punch and slap the woman several times before attempting to rape her. The raped failed due to his “condition”.
The woman managed to get away from the attacker while he was putting on his pants, reported the local media.
Two men passing by assisted the victim to a nearby police station, while the suspect scurried away with her belongings.
The migrant worker allegedly told the police that he was short of money and his mobile phone was currently broken and had been sent off for repairs.
The victim has reportedly asked for a week-long leave from work to recover from the mental and physical shock.
By Freya Twigden