American Woman Gang-Raped in India

American raped in India

Oh India, you never fail to disgust me. A 30-year-old American tourist was gang-raped in India after accepting a ride from a truck driver and two other men. Accepting a ride was her second mistake. Her first mistake was going to India.

The woman was attacked in Manali, a tourist destination in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, when she accepted a lift from the three men. According to police inspector Abhimanyu Kumar, medical tests have confirmed that the tourist was raped and police are hunting for the accused men.

“The woman cannot remember the number plate of the truck and she could not understand what the accused were talking about. They drove the truck to an isolated spot and raped her for nearly one hour,” Kumar said.

Although no arrests have been made so far, police have set up roadblocks and ordered every truck driver in Manali to report to the police station.

India’s no stranger to tourist rape. A Swiss cyclist was gang-raped in central state of Madhya Pradesh in March, a South Korean tourist was allegedly drugged and raped in January by the son of the owner of a hotel where she was staying, and a British woman leaped from her hotel room balcony in Agra when she feared being sexually assaulted by a member of her hotel staff. More recently (and by more recently, I mean on Saturday), a 21-year-old Irish charity worker was allegedly drugged and raped after drinking a cup of tea at an Indian businessman’s house.

According to a survey by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India, this isn’t great for tourism. The increasing reports of rape in India—especially of foreigners—has caused the number of foreign women tourists to drop by 35 percent.

Via: The Times of India

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