Nepalese man got his victim drunk on tequila before allegedly raping her repeatedly: report

13 May 2019: A Nepalese man working as “an aviation engineer” in New York has fallen victim to his own Facebook profile after his alleged rape victim identified him through his numerous social media pictures which ultimately helped Australian detectives track him down.

Citing an affidavit filed at the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Daily Mail has reported that on 13 June 2017 Mr Shiv brought a bottle of tequila to his friend’s unit in Carlton, a Sydney suburb. The 35-year-old US green card holder was at the time visiting Australia arriving only days earlier.

He allegedly ‘convinced” the victim to drink “four or five” shots. The victim had apparently never drunk tequila before, the British media reported, indicating it probably led to the serious intoxication of Mr Shiv’s alleged victim.

According to the report, the unidentified victim blacked out following tequila shots. When she woke up, she was on a mattress on the floor of her room when Mr Shiv “allegedly pulled her legs apart and performed several sex acts on her despite her telling him not to – and she wasn’t strong enough to stop him”.

As the tequila-affected victim drifted in and out of consciousness, the alleged perpetrator kept raping the helpless young woman, the Daily Mail report indicated. The suburb where the alleged rape took place is an area with high concentration of international students from Nepal.

New York-based aviation engineer Balram Shiv posted this Facebook picture on 16 July 2018 I Photo: Facebook

According to the affidavit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Mr Shiv did not budge despite repeated pleading of the victim who “vomited four times on her pillow” when she regained consciousness, Daily Mail reported.

The victim was saved when other women heard her pleadings and opened the door to the room where the alleged crime was taking place. The 21-year-old reportedly told them that she “didn’t want to do that, he forced me… I know I have a boyfriend”.

So callous was the alleged rapist that after all the hullabaloo following the discovery of his alleged crime, Mr Shiv is accused of raping her again later that night after she fell asleep.

The Nepalese national is understood to have ordered an Uber the next day morning at 8.30 in order to catch a 9:39 am flight back to the safety of his New York home.

On 17 January 2019, United States Marshall Service Task Force officers in New York, by virtue of a Federal Warrant, arrested Mr Shiv before he could board a plane to Nepal via Doha.

Detectives from St George Police Area Command met local authorities in Los Angeles to take custody of Mr Shiv following which he was accompanied by detectives on a flight to Sydney.

According to the Daily Mail report, court documents alleged that DNA samples taken from the alleged rape victim matched that of the Nepalese man.

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