The identification confirmed that the victim is an Indonesian student at the Erasmus University.

The student is still in intensive care unit at one of the city’s hospitals. “Yesterday the student’s family arrived in Rotterdam to look after her and, together with the Indonesian embassy, are considering what follow-up steps to take,” adds Hanan.

Before the arrival of the family, PPI Rotterdam, in cooperation with PPI Belanda – the umbrella organisation of Indonesian student associations in the Netherlands – was supporting the student.

Perpetrator’s profile

The student was attacked and raped near her house in De Esch district last Saturday at around 5.30 am. The police have compiled a profile of the suspected perpetrator who is believed to be a dark-skinned man around 20 years old. He was wearing a dark hoodie and riding a dark-coloured bike. Twenty detectives are currently working on the case.

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