Judicial custody for Spanish woman rape accused

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) A Mumbai magistrate Wednesday sent Mohammed Anwar Ansari, accused of raping a Spanish woman, to judicial custody till Nov 9, police said.

The police had Tuesday arrested Ansari for allegedly sexually assaulting the 27-year-old Spanish national in her rented apartment in Mumbai.

Mohammed Anwar Ansari alias Badshah has been remanded to judicial custody till Nov 9 by the magistrate court, Assistant Commissioner of Police S. Marathe told IANS.

Police said the accused raped and robbed the 27-year-old musician early Monday. Ansari was detained the same night for questioning.

Ansari had allegedly threatened the woman with a knife, forced her to have a bath and wiped his fingerprints from the crime scene before fleeing with cash, police said.