PERTH: A Pakistani student from the US was found in critical condition after she was allegedly bashed and left for dead in the stairwell of a Perth apartment building, an Australian news outlet reported.
Mehreen Ahmad, a Pakistani woman aged in her 30s and studying primary education, was found unconscious in a stairwell in a Murray Street apartment block, in a pool of her own blood on Saturday morning, 7 News said.
Blood was found across multiple levels of the stairwell, it added.
Police allege Eduardo Santos Abrahao Filho, a man she had been introduced to earlier that night, attacked her.
It’s alleged the pair was with a group of friends who ended up at the Murray Street unit, but when Mehreen left to get cigarettes she never returned.
What happened in the stairwell is unclear, but she ended up in intensive care at Perth Hospital.
Santos Abrahao Filo has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
Her parents flew in from their Dubai soon after the incident.