The brutal rape and assault of a 15-year-old tourist on the Greek island of Paros caused an uproar in the Greek press. It has now been revealed that the Pakistani national who has admitted to the crime was due to be deported on August 8.
Labelled the "dragon of Paros" the brutal assailant left his victim in a critical condition. Dimokratia now opines the dragon was an animal all along.
Soon after the July 22 attack on the Chrysi Akti beach the illegal immigrant who has now admitted to the crime, denied any involvement. To Vima reported he told a local businessman "Neither I, nor any of the Pakistanis I know we did nothing, because Ramadan started! Everything you say to us is lying." Prior to his sudden departure from the island following the rape, the Pakistani man reportedly observed Ramadan, which began on July 20, by fasting and praying.
Dimokratia published part of the man's confession. He told police he originally planned to just steal the mobile telephone from the girl who was seated on rocks near the sea. When she resisted he hit her over the head with rocks, admitting "When I saw the blood, it's my desire to have sex with her." He continued to rape her whilst she was unconscious, then threw more rocks at her. DNA samples confirmed his part in the attack.
The Pakistani man had been illegally employed as a gardener in a tourist complex close to the beach. He entered Greece illegally in 2010 via the Evros border crossing with Turkey, having paid 5,000 euros to people smugglers. After living in an Athens slum he found work in Paros last December. He was due to be deported on Wednesday as part of a voluntary repatriation scheme funded by European Union subsidies. He is now held in detention on charges of attempted manslaughter, rape and robbery.