Free Press Journal

Japanese tourist raped near Jaipur



Jaipur: A Japanese woman was raped by a youth impersonating as a tourist guide at Mojamabad village, 60 km from Jaipur, on Sunday night.

The 20-year-old victim is a student and had checked into a hotel in the Pink City on Saturday. On Sunday, on a trip to the Jal Mahal (water palace), a historical monument on the outskirts of Jaipur, she met the youth, who spoke fluent English and introduced himself as a tourist guide.

The youth also offered to take her on his motorbike and show her some historical sites.

After accosting her to a few tourist attractions in Jaipur, the youth headed for a secluded site surrounded by farms on the Jaipur-Ajmer national highway.

After raping her, the accused fled, leaving the woman all alone to fend for herself. Her screams brought a few villagers to the spot. By use of gestures she explained to the villagers that she had been assaulted. The villagers took her to Dudu police station where she filed an FIR. As per her description, the youth was in the 25 to 27 age group and was well built.

The police have registered a case of rape and a sketch of the assailant has been commissioned. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that the youth was an unregistered tourist guide.

The victim is extremely distraught after the incident. However, the local villagers made her comfortable, gave her breakfast and got her medically examined in Dudu itself. The medical report confirmed that she had been raped.

In 2006, a German national, was raped by her friend Biti Mohanti, son of a retired director general of police of Odisha, in a hotel in Alwar. Mohanti was convicted for life by a court in Alwar. However, he jumped parole, took up employment in a bank in Kerala and was living under an assumed identity when he was found out.