New Delhi: A 51-year-old Danish tourist has been allegedly robbed and gangraped at knife-point near New Delhi railway station in the heart of the national capital by around six men, in another blot on the city’s image.
The victim, who had come to India on January 1, lost her way to her hotel in Paharganj yesterday following which she approached the group asking for directions.
After recording her statement with police, the woman has flown back to Denmark this afternoon, promising to extend all sorts of cooperation in the case. She refused to undergo any medical examination.
Police have detained several people, all vagabonds, in this connection. The investigators claimed they have got some “definitive leads” in the case and arrests will be made soon.
According to the victim’s statement to the police, she first went to Agra from where she returned on Monday and checked in a hotel in Paharganj area of central Delhi.
“Yesterday, she had gone to visit a museum near Connaught Place. On her way back to the hotel at around 4 pm, she lost her way. As she was looking for directions, a group of men allegedly waylaid her to a secluded place where they first robbed her cash, iPad and other valuables on knifepoint and then took turns to rape her,” said a police official.
Once they fled from the spot, she somehow reached her hotel around 7 PM. The victim first narrated her ordeal to some fellow tourists in the hotel and then approached the manager, who in turn called the police around 8:30 PM.
Police registered a case of gangrape under section 376 G (2) of IPC and robbery. The Danish Embassy was also informed.
The woman was then taken to the Embassy after recording her statement with the police. The victim, however, had refused to undergo a medical examination and expressed desire to return back to her country.
“Although she didn’t undergo a medical test here, she can have a test in Denmark and its report can be sent to us. We also have other evidence in the case and we are sure that we would be able to crack it very soon,” investigators said.
They said some people have been detained and are being questioned. “We have identified the culprits, all of them are vagabonds, they would be nabbed soon,” they said.