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Danish Woman Gang-Raped in New Delhi

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Noah Seelam—AFP

Noah Seelam—AFP

More than six men attacked the 51-year-old tourist after she got lost.

A Danish woman was gang-raped in the Indian capital after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions, police and reports said Wednesday, the latest high-profile case of sexual assault against women in the country.

The group of more than six men attacked the 51-year-old woman late Tuesday at knifepoint after she lost 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. The investigation is on,” said Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told her friend about the attack when she eventually reached her hotel in Paharganj near the city’s central Connaught Place, Bhagat said. The woman 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 citing unnamed police sources.

The Danish embassy did not immediately respond to a 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 traveling 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 moving Delhi bus in an attack that sent shockwaves across the nation. 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.

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sapna - a wellwisher January 16, 2014 - 3:23 am

i am very sorry for the lady.. she went to india for peace..and holiday..and she faced hell instead. I stayed in Pahar ganj in dec 2012 (the time when the student was raped) . I thought she was just very unlucky. Everyone always look so friendly and always say ATITHI DEVO BHAVA (guest is God). But its no reason to trust anyone blindly. I am surprised she approached a group of men for help.. She was near New Delhi Station .. she could have taken a taxi from there or ask in the info box just opp the station. Pahar ganj is only about 10 mins walk from there. I saw it was a police booth. It is sad she approached the wrong group.
I am sorry for the lady. I hope this does not put her against travel.. But it should be a lesson to her and all women travelling to think of there own SAFETY ALWAYS. Trust NOONE no matter how nice or friendly.. specially now after we have heard so much about rapes and foreigners getting raped
and you savage men (i am not saying all men)… respect women ..no matter who they are … your mom and sis are women too
Fortunately i had a great time in india despite the STARES..and hve great memories of India, including paharganj

Take care all

mica ringrose April 6, 2014 - 5:12 pm

those scum bags will have to face Kali Ma, i’m sure she will give some type of justice.


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