Coalition To Restore Legitimacy In Yemen: A Prison Was Not Targeted In Sa'dah, Will Present All Facts And Detailed Information To The JIAT Regarding The Houthi Militia's Claim That The Coalition Targeted A Prison    Algeria Records 2,130 New Cases of Coronavirus    Joint Saudi-US exercise concluded in the Eastern Province    Stellar speaker line-up at Leap conference in Riyadh    Tata Group takes over India's loss-making national carrier    Ukraine crisis: West threatens to ax Russia gas pipeline    KSrelief Distributes More than 24 Tons of Food and Shelter Aid in Kabul, Afghanistan    KSrelief Supervisor General Meets with Ethiopian Finance Minister    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 12,179 Points    Royal Order: February 22 of every year shall be designated to mark commemoration of Saudi State founding under "Founding Day" name, and shall be an official holiday    Federation of Saudi Chambers Calls for Preparing Roadmap for Arab-Russian Economic Relations    Booster dose: Saudi Arabia updates Covid immunization status starting Tuesday    Saudi Arabia reiterates its warning to violators of isolation and quarantine instructions    Prince Andrew denies close friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell    Australian scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky Way    Biden expected to nominate first black woman to US Supreme Court    Salah helps Egypt beat Ivory Coast in shootout at African Cup    'Orange is the New Black' actress Kathryn Kates dead at 73    Jordan's Army Kills 27 Drug Smugglers on Border with Syria    Egypt Records 1910 New Cases of COVID-19    All remaining slums in Makkah to be developed soon    Indian community marks Republic Day with patriotic fervor    GACA, KACST sign MoU to establish a center for research & development    British driver Sam Bird sets sight on more triumphs in Saudi Arabia 2022 Diriyah E-Prix    PIF unveils leading gaming and e-sports group    RCU launches direct flights from Paris to AlUla    Saudi Stock Market Index Ends High At 12,182 Points    Royal Commission in Yanbu Achieves Arab Award for Operation and Maintenance    Sir Elton John postpones US shows after positive Covid-19 test    Bollywood's Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss    At least six killed in Cameroon stadium stampede    General Court of Audit President Inaugurates 8th Conference for Internal Audit with Int'l Participation    Taylor Swift slams Damon Albarn over songwriting comments    Omani National Football Team Arrives in Jeddah to Meet Saudi National Team    Saudi Handball Team Loses to Qatar in Main Round of 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship    Eighth Season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to kick off in Diriyah    20th Asian Handball Championship Main Round to Kick off Tomorrow    Riyadh's Qualitative Events Enrich its Winter, Attract World Attention    SFDA: Fat is a Source of Energy and Its Abundance is Linked to Chronic Diseases    Reflections on celebration of Christmas    Royal Commission for AlUla to Hold Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo    Saudi Arabia's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Organizes a Dance Theatrical Show for Children    Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN resolution on 'sexual orientation'    Kabir Khan eyes on joint Indian – Saudi film projects    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



US woman alleges gang rape in Indian capital
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 05 - 12 - 2016

A US woman has told police she was gang-raped at a top hotel in the Indian capital during a visit earlier this year — the latest in a series of alleged sexual assaults against tourists.

Delhi police launched a formal investigation on Saturday after receiving a direct complaint from the woman, who is in the United States and had initially contacted them through an email by a US-based NGO.

"The police have registered a case of rape and will now verify all aspects of the woman's complaint," Joint Commissioner of police Mukesh Meena said.
"We had received the email (from the US-based NGO) earlier but could register a case only after getting a direct complaint from the woman late Saturday," the officer added.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj urged police to "bring guilty to book" after initial media reports of the incident.

"I have also asked Indian Ambassador in US to contact the victim and assure her that we will not spare the guilty," she tweeted on Saturday.

Local media reports, citing police sources, said the woman had traveled to India in April but cut her visit short after the alleged crime.

The woman has complained that her local tour guide, who had access to her room, gave her a spiked bottle of water and raped her with four other acquaintances inside her hotel room.

"She said that after having water from the bottle, she started feeling dizzy. Then four other men... entered the room and locked it," a report in the Sunday Times of India said.

Police are now verifying the woman's timeline and tracking the suspects, including by checking security camera footage from the hotel.

Sexual attacks on tourists in India are widespread, with several western countries warning visitors about the risk.

A 35-year-old Japanese tourist was raped in southern India last month.
Last year a Japanese woman was drugged and raped by a tourist guide in the western city of Jaipur, less than a month after six men gang-raped a 22-year-old Japanese tourist in the eastern city of Kolkata.

An Indian court in June this year convicted five men for gang-raping a 52-year-old Danish tourist in New Delhi in 2014. They were jailed for life.

India is also facing intense scrutiny over its efforts to curb violence against women in general following the fatal gang rape of a medical student in New Delhi in December 2012, which sparked a global outcry.


Clic here to read the story from its source.