A STUDENT in Uzbekistan nearly died after her boss allegedly pushed her out of a third-floor window following an alleged attempted rape.
Mushtaribonu Kamilova, 20, sustained serious injuries after allegedly being thrown 25ft by Tashkent university dean Bogabek Yuldashev.
Mushtaribonu Kamilovais recovering in hospital in Uzbekistan Credit: East2West
The 20-year-old claims that her boss threw her out of a window after he tried to rape her Credit: East2West
Bogabek Yuldashev has since been arrested by police on suspicion of causing intentional injury Credit: East2West
The student-teacher condemned her boss from her hospital bed, waiving her right to anonymity, about the alleged October 18 attack.
Mushtaribonu alleges that the dean first demanded she make coffee for him when she was alone with him in his office last Monday.
He then locked the door and turned off the light, she alleges.
She fumbled with her phone and managed to call a male friend, pleading for him to come and rescue her.
“She tried to get out of the office, but the deputy dean grabbed her and forced her on a sofa,” said anti-sexual violence group NeMolchi.uz to which she gave a statement.
The student “fought back and shouted” during the “sexual attack” then rushed to the window and opened it to call for help.
“She resisted, but he was stronger, so he pushed Mushtari out, and she landed on concrete under the window,“ said the account, based on her testimony.
Yuldashev then closed the window, pulled down a blind, and let in Mushtaribonu's friend who was banging at the door.
The young man grabbed the dean and forced him downstairs to where the student was lying in a pool of blood, it is alleged.
The deputy dean claimed she had “fallen” and drove her to hospital.
Lying injured in his car, she told her male friend – who had accompanied her – that he had pushed her from the window.
She sustained a fractured pelvis, multiple bruises and a bad concussion.
After her public accusation, from a hospital bed, Yuldashev was detained under the country’s rape laws and on suspicion of causing intentional injury.
“When will women in Uzbekistan be protected by laws and justice?” the women's charity said.
“When will school leaders start fighting harassment rather than covering up the behaviour?”
Tashkent City Department of Internal Affairs confirmed that a criminal investigation was underway.
The university said it was cooperating with law enforcement and “conducting an investigation into the incident.”Internet Explorer Channel Network