A Nepalese tourist reportedly strewed tequila on his girlfriend's roommate and then repeatedly raped her while she was sleeping before escaping from Australia hours later.
35-year-old Balram Shiv is in a Sydney prison cell after being extradited from the United States. He was accused of raping and molesting the 21-year-old woman in June 2017.
Early the next morning, he caught an Uber at Sydney Airport and flew to New York, where he simply resumed his life as an aeronautical engineer.
But his smug social media posts, which boast of his decadent lifestyle, led to his arrest when the woman identified him to the NSW police as her alleged rapist.
35-year-old Balram Shiv reportedly strewed tequila on his girlfriend's roommate and then repeatedly raped her while she was sleeping before feeling in Australia hours later
The Nepalese citizen, who lives in the USA with a green card, arrived in Australia on June 9, 2017 and lived with two friends in an apartment in Carlton.
On the night of June 13, he brought home a bottle of tequila, an affidavit filed with the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Shiv convinced the alleged victim who had never drunk tequila to fire four or five shots when she and one of his friends quickly drank the whole bottle.
In the affidavit, the victim claimed that she passed out and later woke up on a mattress on the floor of her room when Shiv molested her.
Shiv reportedly pulled her legs apart and performed several sexual acts on her even though she told him not to – and she wasn't strong enough to stop him.
He is now languishing in a Sydney prison cell after being extradited from the United States. He was accused of raping and molesting the 21-year-old woman in June 2017
Social media photos of him celebrating the Hindu Diwali festival led to his arrest when the woman identified him as the alleged rapist to the NSW police
The woman passed out and reportedly woke up when Shiv raped her as she drifted out of consciousness.
The victim continued to ask Shiv to stop, but felt very ill and passed out again. When she woke up, she vomited four times on her pillow, ”was the affidavit.
"Because of her intoxication, the victim could not lift her head off the pillow until it passed out."
The affidavit says the other woman heard the alleged victim screaming at 9:50 p.m .: "I don't want to, I don't want to".
Another woman later arrived at the apartment and when she opened the door, she saw Shiv get up from the mattress and heard the alleged victim crying.
She went and returned with her uncle and they asked her what had happened.
"I didn't want that, he forced me … I know I have a friend. I did not want. He forced me, ”said the alleged victim, according to the affidavit.
"I can't fulfill my father and mother's dreams now."
Shiv made numerous self-pampered social media posts bragging about his decadent lifestyle, including posing with this flash car
Shiv organized a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation on his 35th birthday in November, and later published photos of him celebrating the milestone with a rich cake, bottle of red wine, and balloons
Among Shiv's numerous travel photos was one of him lounging in a pool. Each of his photos is accompanied by a pithy, often crowning line
Shiv's other friend, who also lived in the apartment, came home around 11 p.m. and asked the alleged victim if Shiv had raped her and was told that he did.
The alleged victim claimed that she fell asleep on her bed before Shiv woke up and harassed her again until someone opened the door.
The next morning Shiv ordered an Uber to Sydney Airport around 8:30 a.m. and flew back to New York at 9:39 a.m.
The woman reported the alleged rape later in the morning, and DNA samples taken at the hospital were consistent with Shiv's alleged court documents.
At home, Shiv continued to live in New York, where he worked as an aeronautical engineer and lived in Lynbrook, NY, east of JFK Airport.
Photos posted on a Facebook profile called Pratham Shiv, as friends call him, documented his travels and life in the United States.
He visited Nepal and India in 2018, where he met family and old friends, rode an elephant and lounged in a pool.
Shiv convinced the alleged victim, who had never drunk tequila, to fire four or five shots after returning a bottle to the Sydney apartment
Shiv pictured riding an elephant on one of his holidays last year, on a trip that included visiting family and old friends in Nepal
Other photos in New York show him posing in his car, going to the gym, visiting temples, and celebrating the Hindu Diwali Festival.
Shiv organized a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation on his 35th birthday in November, which raised $ 102 in donations.
He later published photos of him celebrating the milestone with a rich cake, bottle of red wine, and balloons.
Each of his photos is accompanied by a pithy, often crowning line, e.g. B. "Don't be afraid to fly alone, find a way that is your own".
"Always be a first-class version of yourself. Instead of a second-rate version of someone else, ”read another.
These posts caught the attention of the NSW police and in June 2018, the Sydney woman identified Shiv as her alleged rapist from his posts.
He was charged with two cases of non-consented sexual intercourse and five indecent assault cases
A federal order was signed on January 17, hours before Shiv was scheduled to fly from JFK Airport via Doha, Qatar to Nepal.
New York police officers arrested him when he tried to get on the plane. He did not oppose the extradition request.
US marshals accompanied him on a flight to Los Angeles, where he was hit by NSW police last Thursday.
He arrived in Sydney on Saturday morning and was charged with two rapes and five indecent assaults.
Shiv was brought to trial on both Sunday and Monday, and was bailed out both times. He will appear before the Sutherland District Court on June 28.