The district prosecutor in Syros has ordered the Pakistani, aged 21, accused of raping and beating a girl on the Cycladic island of Paros on 22 July to be taken to Korydallos prison. The arrested man has admitted his guilt and for the first time expressed regrets about what had happened. He has admitted in his testimony that the original motive was the mobile phone belonging to Myrto, aged 15, and when she resisted and refused to give him the phone, he began hitting her head on the rocks until the girl fell unconscious.
The testimony was delayed by several hours, as it was not possible to find a defender for the Pakistani. Due to the summer period, all defenders are on leave and refused to take the case. Finally, a defender from Mykonos has been found and she has taken his defence. The rapist was transported under exceptional security measures, he wore a vest and a black hood covered his face completely, and three police officers guarded him.
On Sunday evening, the arrested man had ordered food delivery from a restaurant nearby and after receiving it, he accused the supplier and a police officer of beating him with a tree branch. His complaint was registered and the police officers left their colleague and the boy who had delivered the food to spend the night in a neighbouring cell. In the morning, a forensic doctor examined the Pakistani and really found sores on his face, but they were old rather than fresh ones from the previous night.
The local community in Syros became aware of the incident and immediately gathered to protest outside the police station on the island. Around twenty people protested outside the court building during his meeting with the prosecutor today.
The Pakistani, aged 21, was arrested in his apartment in the Athens district of Nea Chalcedon on Saturday morning. He has been residing illegally in Greece and has applied for voluntary return to Pakistan. The European Union and the Greek state fund 75 and 25 per cent of the costs of return respectively.
The family of Myrto, aged 15, who is still in critical condition, sent a letter of grateful acknowledgement to the Greek police for the capture of the offender and to the Greek media for the discreet coverage of the incident without giving painful details.