London, Oct 13(ANI): A Pakistan national, who was twice denied political asylum in the UK, raped a woman before he could be deported back to his native country, a court heard on Friday.
Atiq Rehman, the Pakistani national was jailed for six years on Friday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.
Rehman spotted his 22-year-old victim leaving a club and tricked her into thinking he was a taxi driver, and then raped her.
"The fear she must have experienced simply can't be imagined," the Daily Mail quoted the judge, as saying.
Rehman had applied for asylum in the UK twice last year, but the Home Office rejected his initial asylum application and subsequent appeal.
After the rejection, Rehman dropped under the radar of the authorities and is believed to have used a fake name to avoid detection.
In the hours before the attack, the victim had spent the evening with friends at Infernos nightclub in Clapham, south London.
Within minutes of luring her into the shop, Rehman raped her, and then threatened to tie her up with duct tape if she did not stop crying.
Rehman then raped her again before pitilessly asking her how many children she wanted to have.
Rehman handed himself in to police on May 26, but initially claimed a friend was responsible and he had been wrongly accused.
But later, Rehman changed his story and claimed he had consensual sex with the victim.
Eventually he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape. (ANI)