Greek police are already working on a specific trace of the brutal rape of a 15-year-old girl on the Cycladic island of Paros on 23 July. The police are searching for a 21-year-old Pakistani, who was seen at the crime scene by witnesses, and a few hours later left the island and set sail to Athens.
On the day of the crime, the girl was on the beach with her mother and sister when she said she was going for a walk to the nearby rocks. A few hours later her family found her on the rocks in a very serious condition. She was immediately taken to Attikon Hospital in Athens by helicopter, where she is still in critical condition.
Initially the police reckoned that it could be a beating or an accident - slipping, for example. However, semen was found on the clothes of the 15-year-old girl and forensic doctors concluded that she had been raped. The initial investigation was focused on 12 suspects, then their number was limited to 4, and now there is a key suspect.
The 21-year-old Pakistani had worked as a gardener in a tourist company, located near the crime scene. The police conducted a search in his room, where they found clothes and other items of his, from which to collect genetic material and compare it with the material found on the victim's clothes.
According to unconfirmed information, the suspect has already been summoned to a police station in central Athens ostensibly for an ordinary inspection of documents. The police believe that the evidence against him may be crucial to disclose the case, because the victim's mother saw a man in white trousers and a colourful shirt walking away from the crime scene. According to the Pakistani's colleagues, he was wearing the same clothes on the day of the crime. To explain his sudden departure from Paros, the suspect told his colleagues that a relative of his was seriously ill.
The police confirmed that they are continuing with the analysis of genetic material and comparison of other suspects' DNA. So far, the samples taken from five men who work close to the crime scene, do not match those found on the victim's clothes. The procedure takes time, because there isn't a DNA bank in Greece.