This rape refugee victim of the New Year’s Eve sex attacks wasn’t going to leave her safety up to the police officers who refused to do anything about it — so she learned how to protect herself and fight back. Now, six months later, she was able to get revenge for what happened to her. Check this out…
A teenage victim of the Cologne New Year’s Eve’s sex attacks has branded a ‘scandal’ the German authorities’ failure to apprehend the rapists and gropers that terrorised up to 1,000 women.
But student Dilara Zajarskaite – who was assaulted countless times during five separate attacks by Arab men – is fighting back, one of a growing number of young German women taking self defence classes to protect themselves against unwanted sexual advances.
Dilara, 17, and her best friend had taken the train into Cologne central station to revel in the traditional New Year celebrations.
But within minutes the pair were harassed, molested, assaulted and almost abducted as passers-by – including police officers – walked on by, she claims.
Bravely waiving her right to anonymity, Dilara told MailOnline: ‘We were attacked separate five times and no one stopped to help us. These Arab men touched me and hurt me. They tried to kidnap my best friend. It was terrifying.
‘I told a policeman what had happened to us that night but he said it was not worth making a complaint because I could not name any of the attackers.
‘It is a scandal the police have not captured any of the men who did this.’
Dilara and her best friend, who has asked not be named, were left traumatised by the multiple sexual assaults the pair suffered and were left too terrified to go out on their own.
But now she has literally hit back, fighting off a sexual assault at Cologne central station two weeks ago, using boxing skills she learned at women self defence classes, set up in response to the New Year attacks.
She told MailOnline: ‘I was by the cathedral in the evening a few weeks ago and this [Arabic-speaking] guy grabbed me and put his arm around me and tried to pull me towards him.
‘But I remembered what I had learnt at the self defence course and I punched him hard in the ribs.
‘He tried to hit me back so I put my hand behind his neck and slammed his face into my knee.
‘It felt so good to fight back. Now I can protect myself.
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