The raping and stabbing and eventual murder of Romania’s Eliza Dragne has shocked the nation after it was revealed how the woman came to be repeatedly stabbed with a screwdriver, left for dead before crawling naked on the streets for two hours before finally dying.
The mayhem began when Eliza Dragne, 30, met 29-year-old Nicu Alin Cristea on Facebook, where he claimed to be a humanitarian worker helping orphaned children.
In reality tells a report via the UK’s dailymail the man was a newly married construction worker who persuaded Eliza Dragne to go on a date with him, before arranging to pick her up in his car.
By then the woman had kept the liaison a secret from friends and family, who on the evening when she set out to meet her new romantic interest had no idea where she was going.
Cristea arrived as planned, but instead of driving to the bar the pair had picked for the date, he took her to a remote spot near Alexandria, southern Romanian, before attacking her, it is claimed.
According to cops Dragne was savagely beaten and raped, before being strangled and repeatedly stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver.
Believing she was dead, Cristea took her mobile, logged in to her Facebook account, deleted all of his messages to her, then abandoned her in a field.
Nevertheless unbeknownst to her rapist, Eliza Dragne did in fact survive the attack and crawled naked through the countryside to a main road were she caught the attention of a passing driver who called police.
Investigators would estimate that it took the victim as long as two hours to reach the spot after being abandoned.
The woman’s predicament told cops had also been aggravated by the fact that friends nor family had no idea about her meeting, thereby being unable to alert authorities.
Because of the extent of her injuries, officers were forced to call for an air ambulance to take her to hospital in the capital of Bucharest.
While she was being rushed to hospital she managed to reveal the identity of her alleged attacker to officers riding alongside her.
Shortly after arriving at Bagdasar-Arseni Hospital, the victim slipped into a coma, and despite surgeon’s efforts passed away.
Meanwhile police officers had tracked down Cristea, and when they arrived at his home, found him in the middle of a one month anniversary party with wife Elena, 28.
Confronted the man would initially deny ever having met the victim, but was told by officers that she had lived long enough to name him as the attacker.
Since the attack, a judge has ruled that Cristea be kept in prison for a month while police continue their investigation.
Since news of the arrest, other alleged victims of Cristea have come forward claiming that they were also assaulted by him.
One woman, who has not been named, said he came to her house to do some building work, but when he realised she was alone, he raped her.
She claimed she was left with a fractured skull and broken hand after the attack, and was terrified that if she went to the police he would return and kill her.
Told the woman: ‘There was blood everywhere. I was lucky to survive. I believe he wanted to kill me.’
Rodica Dragne, Eliza’s mother, 53, added: ‘What can a mother feel when she sees her child like this? Why did he have to kill her and destroy her?
‘He had a home and a marriage so why destroy my daughter’s life and chance of having the same?’
After being told that he daughter would not survive her injuries, Ms Dragne gave permission for her organs to be donated, which doctors say saved three other lives.