A 51-year-old Danish tourist was allegedly gangraped here in the capital on Tuesday night, when she asked for directions from a group of unidentified men on her way back to hotel in Pahargunj area near Connaught Place.
The unidentified accused took the victim to a secluded place near New Delhi Railway Station and allegedly gangraped her. Police has registered an FIR under section 376 G (2), however, the victim refused to undergo a medical test and flew back to Copenhagen on Wednesday morning.
Delhi Police has arrested two people in the rape case identified as, Mahender, 25, alias Ganja of Fatehpur in UP, who police claim is a vagabond who roams around New Delhi Railway station and recovered an i-pod, ear plug, mobile worth Rs 1200 (purchased out of robbed cash) and Rs 800 cash. Another accused has been identified as Raja, 24 of Delhi and recovered spectacle case and Rs 1000 cash.
The Denmark Embassy also confirmed the case, but refused to divulge further details. “There is a case involving a Danish National. We are proving the counselor support,” Danish ambassador, Freddy Svane, told dna. Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat confirmed that the victim has left the country. The Danish national, who visited India more than a week back, told police that she arrived in the capital on January, 13 after staying in Agra for some days. The victim had checked in a hotel ‘Amax Inn’ in Pahargunj, considered to be a heaven for backpackers. Later, she visited National Museum on Tuesday evening. On way back to the hotel she lost her way and asked for directions from a group of unidentified men, who allegedly robbed her of all valuables and later raped her.
The victim, somehow managed to flee from the spot and reached back her hotel, where she shared the incident with her acquaintance. The hotel immediately phoned police to inform them about the incident. “She seemed distressed, however, all her clothes were intact. We immediately called police at around 8:30pm and then every thing was handled by them,” said Pushkar Singh, a staffer of Hotel Amax Inn. Police officials immediately reached to the hotel and informed Danish Embassy as well. Her statement was recorded in presence of Danish Embassy counselor.
“We have registered a case and are investigating the matter. She didn’t want to be medically examined,” said special commissioner (law and order) Deepak Mishra.
Not the first...
January 2013: A 25-year-old British national jumped from her hotel balcony in Agra Uttar Pradesh fearing sexual assault.The accused Sachin Chauhan, manager of the hotel has been arrested.
March 2013: A 39-year-old Swiss was on cycling trip in Madhya Pradesh with her husband, when the couple was attacked by a local gang and she was gang raped.The six accused, were sentenced for life by a local court.