Japanese tourist woman accuses Indian guide of rape in Jaipur

February 10, 2015 6:12 am

The man fled after the woman’s screams were overheard by villagers who rushed to help, according to local media reports.
“The
tourist alleged that she was offered some food which might have been
laced with drugs,” Jain said, adding that blood tests have been
conducted to determine the type of drugs used.
The case is the
latest in a string of high-profile sex attacks that have highlighted
high levels of violence against women in the world’s second most
populous country.

An Indian woman shouts slogans during a protest outside police
headquarters against alleged police negligence in the murder and
suspected rape of a woman in New Delhi, . Photo / AP
A woman has accused an Indian tourist guide of drugging and
then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur, police said, the latest
in a series of sex attacks on foreigners.
The 20-year-old said
the guide offered to show her around Jaipur, famous for its grand
palaces and forts, on Sunday before assaulting her on the outskirts of
the “Pink City” in the evening.
The woman said she was given food
laced with drugs before being attacked by the man thought to be aged
about 25, Dharam Chand Jain, police inspector-general for Jaipur
district, told AFP.
“The 20-year-old tourist had arrived in
Jaipur yesterday (Sunday) and met the accused man near the hotel who
introduced himself as a tour guide,” Jain said.
“They went to a couple of places on his motorbike during the day,” Jain said.

“The accused offered to drop her at the hotel in the evening but took her to a desolate area… and allegedly raped her.”

The man fled after the woman’s screams were overheard by villagers who rushed to help, according to local media reports.
“The
tourist alleged that she was offered some food which might have been
laced with drugs,” Jain said, adding that blood tests have been
conducted to determine the type of drugs used.
The case is the
latest in a string of high-profile sex attacks that have highlighted
high levels of violence against women in the world’s second most
populous country.
Police arrested eight men on Monday over the
brutal gang-rape and murder of a Nepali woman earlier this month in
Rohtak city northwest of Delhi, an attack that sparked candlelit vigils
and other protests.
The woman’s body was discovered dumped in a
field and an official has said an autopsy showed stones, blades and
sticks had been inserted inside her.
“Eight accused have been
arrested and one is absconding” and those held have “confessed to the
”, Yash Pal Singal, Haryana state director-general of police, told
AFP.
India has faced intense scrutiny over its efforts to curb
violence against women following the fatal gang rape of an Indian
medical student in New Delhi in December 2012, which sparked a global
outcry.
Last month six men from the eastern city of Kolkata were charged with kidnapping and gang-raping a 22-year-old Japanese tourist.
The woman was allegedly held hostage for a month after travelling to the Buddhist shrine of Bodh Gaya in Bihar state.
In
the latest case, the woman has undergone a medical examination and was
helping police try to identify her attacker, Jain said.
The Japanese embassy said it was gathering information about the attack and could offer no further comment.
– Tourism takes a hit –
The
incident risks dealing another blow to the country’s tourism industry.
Britain and France revised their travel advisories for India last
January, warning visitors about the risk of sexual attacks, after two
cases of foreigners being raped.
“After such incidents tourism is
the first casualty,” Gour Kanjilal, executive director of the Indian
Association of Tour Operators, told AFP.
“We have been issuing instructions to tourists not to accept help or food from strangers,” he said.
Jaipur
and the rest of Rajasthan state draws thousands of tourists every year
to its palaces and forts built by the former Maharaja rulers, some in
dusty-pink sandstone.
Sex attacks against women from Western
countries have received major media coverage in India while similar
attacks on local women have drawn only a fraction of the attention.
In
January 2014 a 51-year-old Danish tourist was robbed and gang-raped at
knifepoint in Delhi. In 2013 a Swiss cyclist holidaying in the central
state of Madhya Pradesh was robbed and raped by five men, all of whom
were later jailed for life.

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