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Indian nationals appear in court on rape, abduction charges

Two Indian nationals accused of abducting, raping and blackmailing a Canberra woman have appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court.
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Two Indian nationals accused of abducting, raping and blackmailing a Canberra woman have appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court.

It is alleged Ajitpal Singh, 31, and Randhir Singh, 20, used a popular dating app to lure the woman into meeting them at the Kippax shopping centre in Holt.

Once there the men threatened the woman by saying they knew where her son went to school, before driving her to a Belconnen apartment where they repeatedly assaulted and raped her.

The woman told police she had no idea how the men found out her private details, but that she thought she recognised one of the men after they followed her onto a bus at an earlier date.

ACT police say the case is a stark reminder of the danger of social media applications.

Both men are being held in Canberra’s jail while concerns over their immigration status are resolved.

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