Current Event Cat of the Day: India Gang Rapes

Current Event Cat - Tourist Gang Rape

Adding to India’s growing reputation as the “violent gang-rape against Western tourists” capital of the world, a 51-year-old Danish tourist says she was robbed and raped at knifepoint in the Indian capital after she got lost on her way back to her hotel.

The Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she stopped to ask a group of men directions back to her hotel. But instead of giving her directions, they lured her to a secluded area where they robbed and raped her at knifepoint.

Distraught, the tourist made it back to her hotel after the attack, made some statements to the police, and got a one-way ticket out of India.

“When she came, it was miserable,” said Amit Bahl, owner of the Amax hotel in the Paharganj area, which is popular with backpackers. The woman was crying and “not in good shape,” he said.

Because the attack involved a foreigner and India’s international reputation is already a little… rapey, Indian police acted swiftly and arrested four men in connection with the crime.

So you can add this as #14,506 on the list of reasons never to visit India. Other reasons include: the 18-year-old German who was raped on a train travelling to Chennai last week, the Swiss tourist who was raped last year, the 2012 gang rape and murder of a female student on a Delhi bus, and the diarrhea you’ll likely get from the spicy curry.

Via: BBC News

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