NRI UK doctor jailed
11 years for rape and sexual abuse two NRI future brides
London, Feb. 02, 2008
NRI Anil Tangotra, 53, an Essex (east London) family doctor,
a separated father-of-two, was yesterday jailed for 11 years who
drugged, raped and abused virgin two brides. He was convicted
of sex offences including rape and attempted rape, ordered to
pay £12,000 costs and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register
for life. He was practising for 18 months by the General Medical
He posed as an investment banker in his 30s to snare two innocent
victims through an online Indian marriage web sites. He lied that
the women "instigated" sexual contact, was convicted
in December. He took a 32 years old student from Newcastle on
a sightseeing tour of London. He then drove her to his home in
Ilford, East London, in his black Mercedes, spiked her orange
juice with alcohol and raped her. Tangotra told a 30-year-old
teacher he was an investment banker called Ashok. He spiked her
orange juice with sedative Zolpidem and assaulted her.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard Tangotra told his first trial his
virgin victim initiated sex. He got bail and returned to Indian
web site to find his next target. Judge William Kennedy said:
“Like a shark you cruised waters of arranged marriage, seeking
out the vulnerable.” A jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court convicted
him of raping and attempting to rape the first victim in April
2006. He was also found guilty of sexual assault and attempted
rape of the second woman in May 2007. The court heard that both
victims realised Tangotra was not the man he led them to believe,
but they agreed to have dinner with him before turning him down.
The first victim said in the court, "I was crying and screaming.
I was devastated. I was absolutely ruined. I was treated like
a call-girl... and left like a zombie."
The second victim said, "I remember walking around the room
a bit and that is when I collapsed, then there was nothing."
'Seduction, trickery.' She realised that he was trying to rape
her and managed to escape. A sedative found in her bloodstream
matched one found at Tangotra's home after his arrest.
Judge William Kennedy said:
- You were a sexual predator determined to have sexual intercourse
with young Indian women by whatever seduction, trickery or force
- Had the jury not been sure of your guilt upon the evidence,
the reputation of each woman within her community would have
been utterly and irrevocably destroyed.
The police said that there are a number of other victims who
haven't come forward. He was originally freed after a jury failed
to reach a verdict on his first attackand he used the time to