'Inside the World's Toughest Prisons': Inmate says he strangled and burnt a girl after sodomizing her with pals

Raphael was not one bit sorry for how Tenga has been kept in prison because according to him, people like Tenga need to stay off the streets


                            'Inside the World's Toughest Prisons': Inmate says he strangled and burnt a girl after sodomizing her with pals
Tenga, Raphael Rowe (Netflix)
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Raphael Rowe squirms in his seat as 34-yer-old Nasrine Tenga vividly describes the crime for which he has been locked up in the maximum-security block, Phoenix, of Melrose prison, Mauritius. Tenga has been incarcerated since 2004 for raping and strangling two women to death. Raphael confirms that even though it remains unproven, the said inmate has boasted to the guards about other murders he has committed in the past. "I am feeling very nervous to meet a man described as a 'monster'," Raphael says. 

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Tenga was out with his friends drinking at a night club when he met a girl who quoted a price for her time. He and his friend then took her to the beach, where they sodomized her. And that was the beginning of all problems. Sodomy is a punishable offense and Tenga didn't want to be arrested for it. As a way out of the sticky situation, he strangled her and later they burned her body. 

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Tenga defended his crime by saying he strangled her for a good reason — it was the only way to avoid a run-in with cops. Raphael was blank. He didn't know what to think and you could see him sit there not knowing what to ask next. "How did you feel at the time you were strangling this woman knowing you were taking her life?" Raphael asked and the nonchalance with which Tenga narrates the horrific crime stuns him even further. 

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"We strangled her, killed her, burned her, destroyed the body. We burned her with car tires, petrol, that's all," Tenga recalls, which prompts Raphael to ask if he has any remorse for what he had done. Tenga does express his regret but at the same time blames his family for not seeking timely and proper help. Tenga's family thought that an evil spell was cast on him, which pushed him to commit such heinous crimes.

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Raphael was not one bit sorry for how Tenga has been kept in prison because according to him, people like Tenga need to stay off the streets and he deserves the two life sentences he has been serving. 

Catch all the new episodes of 'Inside the World's Toughest Prisons' Season 4 on Netflix now. 

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