A Swedish woman who was raped by a Syrian refugee in March this year has committed suicide. The horrible news was made public by Swedish investigative journalist Joakim Magnus Lamotte.
The woman chose to end her life by overdosing on her medication; she felt devastated in aftermath of her violent rape and the failure to prosecute the perpetrator exacerbated her sense of low worth.
She was raped in her own apartment during the evening and according to involved Swedish investigative journalist Lamotte she reportedly told police:
“Her neighbour, Adnan, together with his friend Samir [not their real names], came to her apartment late one evening in spring. Because Angelica had taken sleeping pills, she is unsure about the exact timing, but she remembers Adnan pushing her into the bedroom, using violence to force her on her bed and holding her down and raping her.
“The experience is extra painful because Angelica has inserted a tampon, that is now pushed so far inside of her, that she can’t get it out normally the next day. While she is being raped, Samir is somewhere in the apartment.” [sic]
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Lamotte’s investigative reporting shows that the police and the prosecutor in making their decision ignored some of the evidence.
For example, there were opportunities to analyse the DNA in the woman’s apartment and in addition she had ‘assault related bruises’.
During the police interrogation Samir even admitted that he and Adnan were in Angelica’s apartment; however the prosecutor in Sweden chose to close the case citing a “lack of evidence”.