American woman gang-raped in Indian town: police

Updated Jun 05, 2013 09:10am
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.—File Photo
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.—File Photo

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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Comments (16) (Closed)


Sehrish
Jun 05, 2013 10:17am

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.

Skhn
Jun 05, 2013 10:19am

They found themselves a new hobby!!!

Iqbal
Jun 05, 2013 10:33am

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

mukesh
Jun 05, 2013 10:34am

every day there is a gang rape story from India.

Rez
Jun 05, 2013 11:02am

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.

Imtiaz
Jun 05, 2013 11:20am

Thats why the punishment for rape is death in islam.

Syed
Jun 05, 2013 11:38am

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

Imran
Jun 05, 2013 12:06pm

Sick people.

Lajwar
Jun 05, 2013 01:15pm

Incredible India!!!

kayelem2001@yahoo.com
Jun 05, 2013 03:41pm

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
Jun 05, 2013 03:48pm

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

naqi
Jun 05, 2013 03:50pm

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

Saad Khan
Jun 05, 2013 03:53pm

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

Tamilselvan
Jun 05, 2013 10:05pm

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
Jun 05, 2013 10:13pm

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.

Jupiter59
Jun 07, 2013 03:50am

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.