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Main accused in Japanese tourist rape case surrenders


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Jaipur: The main accused in a Japanese woman’s rape case surrendered to the police in Dudu, over 60 km from here, an official said. “The main accused, identified as 24-year-old Ajit Singh Chaudhary alias Jeetram, surrendered to the police in Dudu today. We have arrested him and his interrogation is going on,” D.C. Jain, inspector general of police, Jaipur, told IANS.

On Monday, a 20-year-old Japanese tourist had filed a complaint, accusing a man of raping her. “The incident occurred late Sunday night. This lady tourist was on a sightseeing tour and was visiting places in Jaipur when a motorbike-riding person approached her, offering his services as a guide,” the police official said.

“This man took her to certain areas in the city and later took her to a secluded place where, according to her, he forced himself upon her and raped her,” he added. She later lodged a complaint at the Dudu police station.

“We were on the look out for the main accused who was absconding after the crime. We had announced a reward of lakh for anyone providing information leading to his arrest,” Jain said. On Tuesday, police had arrested seven people, including friends and relatives of the main accused, on charges of abetment to crime.