NEW DELHI: An American woman was gang-raped in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.

Three men in a truck picked up the 30-year-old woman as she was hitchhiking to her guest house after visiting a friend, police officer Sher Singh said.

The men drove to a secluded spot and raped her, he said. She went to police and they filed a rape case.

Authorities issued an alert for the three men and set up roadblocks to check any trucks leaving the town, he said. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, Singh said.

The rape came after a Swiss tourist was gang-raped in March while on a cycling trip through rural India. Six men were arrested in that attack.

The same month, a British woman traveling elsewhere in northern India jumped from a third-floor window fearing a sexual attack after the hotel’s owner tried to force his way into her room.

Concern about sexual assaults in India has heightened since the fatal gang-rape of a woman in New Delhi in December sparked public protests demanding better protection for women.

In response, the government passed a law increasing prison terms for rape and providing for the death penalty in cases of rape that result in death or leave the victim in a coma.

It also made voyeurism, stalking, acid attacks and the trafficking of women punishable under criminal law.

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June 5, 2013 10:17 am

Unless the rapists are hanged, these incidents will continue. Please hang the rapists and serve justice. Law is blind but not the lawmakers & judges so why dont they pass the decision.

June 5, 2013 10:19 am

They found themselves a new hobby!!!

June 5, 2013 10:33 am

why such incidents are repeatedly happening? India should take sound measures......

June 5, 2013 10:34 am

every day there is a gang rape story from India.

June 5, 2013 11:02 am

The Bollywood and its vices now evident in Indian Society i guess there should be a world wide alert for tourists traveling to India specially alone women should not travel to or inside India.

June 5, 2013 11:20 am

Thats why the punishment for rape is death in islam.

June 5, 2013 11:38 am

Every action has a reaction. Bollywood keeps on creating hot, steamy movies with ever stretching moral limits, this cannot go without a reaction.

June 5, 2013 12:06 pm

Sick people.

June 5, 2013 1:15 pm

Incredible India!!!
June 5, 2013 3:41 pm

irrespective of their religion,nationality or of any powerful group.the perpetraters of such person(s) should be dealth without mercy or favour-then only the real human beings can live in peace without fear.

Awais Lodhi
June 5, 2013 3:48 pm

what an irony, i just watched the movie Yeh Jawani hey Diwani last night, showing all the tourist attractions of Manali, and then this.....such a shame

June 5, 2013 3:50 pm

it's sorrowful incident which also shows that India is an unsafe country for women beside the terror violence there.

Saad Khan
June 5, 2013 3:53 pm

Oh well... Just another day in 'Incredible India'

June 5, 2013 10:05 pm

As an India I hang my head in shame and hope the culprits are caught and they are hanged. But again this must be done after thorough investigations

Waqas Ahmed
June 5, 2013 10:13 pm

In a country where poverty is so rife that 66million people do not have access to proper toilets and obviously can not afford a beautiful partner, Bollywood movies with all their skin shows create a kind of sexual frustration in such people.These rape incidents which keep on happening one after another are just an indication of what may turn up due to unequal distribution of resources.

June 7, 2013 3:50 am

All these rapes happening in India are due to Bollywood presenting a very unrealistic and vulgar picture of India, which gives the "impressionable" and should i say frustrated masses to aspire something which is out of reach for them.

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