Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Indians held for gang-rape of middle-aged Danish woman tourist in national rape capital
(01-15 13:39)

A Danish woman was gang-raped in India’s capital after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions, police and reports said, the latest high-profile case of sexual assault against women in the country.
New Delhi is known as the rape capital of India.
A 2011 survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation listed India as the fourth-worst place in the world to be a woman, after Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan. The report cited abortions of girl fetuses, human trafficking, sexual violence and poor education.
The 51-year-old Danish woman was attacked late Tuesday at knife-point by the group of more than six men after losing her way to her hotel in a popular backpacker area of New Delhi, according to local media reports.
“She lost her way when this incident happened. Currently, the concerned police team has identified suspects and is interrogating them' Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told AFP.
The woman, told her friend about the attack when she eventually reached her hotel in Paharganj near the city's central Connaught Place, Bhagat said.
She had approached the group for directions near the New Delhi Railway Station after visiting a city museum, but they took her to a secluded spot before raping her at knifepoint, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
The Danish embassy did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
According to The Times of India newspaper, the women had been in India for about a week, travelling first to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, before arriving in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The case comes weeks after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver while travelling with her two-year-old daughter to New Delhi.
Last month India marked the first anniversary of the death of a student who was gang-raped on a Delhi bus.
The gang-rape triggered massive protests over the levels of violence against women, but in the last 12 months reported cases of local and foreign women being attacked have shot up significantly.
A judge last month sentenced three Nepalese men to 20 years in jail for the gang-rape of a US tourist in June in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
Six men were sentenced to life in prison last July for the gang-rape and robbery of a 39-year-old Swiss woman cyclist who had been holidaying in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
   
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