Student arrested after she lied about rape so she could re-sit a ‘failed’ exam

A student who lied that she had been raped twice in order to re-sit an A-level after getting a low mark has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

Naima Shereen Mirza, 21, claimed she suffered two attacks five months apart by the same man.

But her ‘web of lies and deceit’ that cost thousands to investigate has landed her a two-year prison sentence.

When she reported the rapes she even named a man from Perth, central Scotland. However, that was her undoing.

Police knew that the man she accused was already in jail at the time the alleged attacks took place.

She was found guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Metro UK reported.

A police officer interviewing her said: ‘I had the impression it was very well planned. I didn’t see any real distress or anything like that.’

She eventually wrote to one of the officers in which she confessed: ‘Nothing happened. I went to the park and made it up. I wanted another year at school to get to Strathclyde University’.

She needed an A in chemistry to get to university but failed to get it so wanted to do a re-sit.

Sheriff Michael O’Grady told her: ‘In many years in these courts in one capacity or another, I have come across the whole range of hateful, hideous and downright bizarre things that people do to each other and the world at large, but I doubt, however, in all that time that I have encountered a course of conduct so strange, so needless and so hard to fathom as yours’.

He added: ‘It is also a course of conduct that is selfish, devious and persistent to a truly remarkable degree’.


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