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Posted on 01/20/2014 9:45:41 PM PST by robowombat
Lost Danish tourist gang-raped in Delhi: police
January 16, 2014
NEW DELHI: Indian police rounded up a group of homeless men on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist who lost her way near the main backpackers area of the capital, officers said.
The woman approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj district of New Delhi, reportedly after visiting a city museum. Up to six youngsters allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim, who was travelling alone and had been in New Delhi since Monday after visiting the Taj Mahal, police and a receptionist at her hotel told AFP. We have detained a group of men and we are questioning them over the incident, special commissioner of police Deepak Mishra told AFP.
A senior investigating officer in the Paharganj police station told AFP on condition of anonymity that the victim was held hostage at knife-point for three hours and had been kicked and slapped. Her mobile phone and cash were also stolen.
The alleged attack just minutes from Connaught Place in the heart of the capital is the latest involving a foreigner in India, and again raises questions about the safety of women in the worlds second most populous country. Last month, India marked the first anniversary of the death of the student who was gang-raped on a moving bus in the capital in an attack that sent shockwaves across the nation.
The Danish victim refused to be medically examined and was clearly traumatised by the experience, but gave a detailed statement overnight in the presence of her countrys ambassador, police said. She has since left India.
We have identified around four to six people who are the prime suspects in the case, the investigating policeman said, adding that they appeared to be vagabonds. She told us that the attackers were mostly youngsters, he added.
The crime scene was inside the grounds of the Railway Officers Club on State Entry Road with the victim saying she was dragged to a secluded area shrouded by trees near a statue, police said. A police forensic team visited on Wednesday morning and police are in possession of the clothes the victim was wearing at the time of the attack.
Kuldeep Singh, a receptionist at the victims hotel, said the woman had appeared calm when she returned at about 8:30pm (1500 GMT) but then confided in a fellow traveller.
She first came to me at the reception desk and told me that she needed 200 rupees to give to the auto driver as she had been robbed, Singh said. Danish ambassador Freddy Svane told AFP the embassy was providing assistance to the woman, but declined to give further details. The case comes after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver earlier this month while travelling with her two-year-old daughter to New Delhi.
Women tourists in Paharganj said they were aware of past cases and the new incident had rung alarm bells.
I felt very unsafe with walking the streets and seeing what you see and everybody staring at you, but you cant not travel to India because of it, said Jessica Orpwood, a 21-year-old student backpacker from New Zealand. Protests over sexual violence in the last year have prompted Indias parliament to toughen laws for rapists and other offenders, while other judicial and police reforms that have encouraged women to report attacks.
But daily accounts of brutal assaults continue to be reported in the countrys newspapers.
A schoolgirl was raped by eight men in the eastern city of Ranchi this week while they held her male friend, the Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday. A judge last month sentenced three Nepalese men to 20 years in jail for the gang-rape of a US tourist in June in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
we have to stop thinking that being nice, polite, and considerate are going to protect us from the animals, whether it be here in the USA or elsewhere....
peace thru strength.....
Existence is intrinsically evil.
Only nations rooted in Christian values protect women.
people visit India at their peril.
Having been there many times , it is the singularly most messed up place I have ever seen . Total sleazy corruption , people crapping all over the place . Lurking ,staring people everywhere . Relentless tides of beggars who you absolutely cannot give to otherwise dozens turn into 100’s in minutes . Humanity has utterly driven away whatever holiness that ever existed there . If you are wealthy and upper caste , I’m sure it’s wonderful . But if you are a ‘tourist’ , forget it . Many nicer places in this world to visit with none of the screwed vibes
And these are the folks Globalist Communists want to bring in to take all your high tech jobs....
India is a major Third World S-Hole.
confirms what I wrote
entirely too much humanity
no wonder so many immigrate to America these days
to get away from this !
Been there, done that. Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore. All makes Detroit look like Beverly Hills. Never had an experience where monkeys and rats just nestle in a restaurant? Happened to us. They worship these vermin. Cows in the middle of the city intersection. When I came back, I had an appreciation of how nice the barrios of los angeles were. Yeah, that bad.
No wonder the Pakistanis can’t stand these people. Bottom of the barrel in the sanitation department. Definitely HELL on earth. Couldn’t pay me enough to do the tourist thingy. Seriously!
Wow! And I feel bad that I don’t dust and vacuum enough.
I remember talking to a man who was in India during the second world war. He said when they landed there he got off the plane, took one breath and felt like he did’nt want to take a second breath because it smelled so rotten.
Can a gun protect India’s women from rape and violence?
Uh, you can't? What, did your parents say, "Get a job or move out!" and the only place you can afford to crash is India?
I was in a fast food establishment once, the place was practically empty at time. As I was feeding on my burger, an Indian type person sat down about 10 feet away from me. From his appearance, he was clearly not a homeless person.
Instantly, a wave of the most vile and disgusting odor swept over me, and I was forced to move as far away from this person as I could.
I can only imagine that odor multiplied by several hundred million, but that’s what India must smell like.
Traveling alone ?
Must be a libtard...
Remember “we are the world”....
Wow....can’t wait to visit India / s
Wow.....a person can almost smell the stench on their computers.
“a 21-year-old student backpacker from New Zealand”
Crazy, and living in denial. Maybe they never got to see “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in New Zealand; they might have learned from it. Why would someone from New Zealand ever go to India unless their work forced them to go? I have never met someone who went to India as a tourist, and I’ve never met someone who wanted to...
While I truly feel bad for the victims, they themselves, by their casual approach to being a tourist, bring on the attacks. There are enough cases like these to educate the would be tourists that you DO NOT TRAVEL ALONE in these 5th would countries. In fact, it is getting that bad right here in the U.S. Wake up women!!!!
People (especially women) must be incredibly naive to travel alone in these 3rd world rats nests. They must believe all the multicultural nonsense they learn in college. People are not all the same, cultures are not all equal. Hiking through Delhi is not the same as hiking in the Netherlands.
Ah yes, the vibrant colours , flavours and smells of India...
Thank you for reminding me why I’ve never been there.
I think one reason "student backpackers" go to India is the drugs.
I know people who have gone to India for work. One of my friends is a technical trainer in the energy industry; she went there for several months to train workers for a power plant that was being built. Everything she did was coordinated by the power company: she wasn't "on the economy."
Ha! No kidding.
My sister in law’s sister went for study abroad. She said she had diarrhea the whole time. Terrible place to have it too.
That reminds me of how South Korea smelled in 1961 when I arrived there as a soldier. The smell came mainly from human feces (used as fertilizer). It really took one's breath away, but over time one got used to it.
I cannot say that I missed it upon coming back to the USA, though.
Why have you been to India many times if it is that bad?
To be fair, things like this happen in USA too.
Since India is more than 3x US population, we would expect more than 3x the number of gang rapes.
“no wonder so many immigrate to America these days
to get away from this !”
One of the many problems with forcing third world immigration on the United States is that many bring those same cultural attitudes here. Although fortunately I’ve yet to see corpses floating down the river.
“My sister in laws sister went for study abroad. She said she had diarrhea the whole time. Terrible place to have it too.”
A friend of mine was over there a few years ago (to expedite the transfer of tech jobs from the US to India); he described a group of people (I don’t know if they are a separate caste) that would come out at night and pick up the human feces that people dropped everywhere during the day. They literally crapped anywhere; absolutely disgusting.
“I know people who have gone to India for work. One of my friends is a technical trainer in the energy industry; she went there for several months to train workers for a power plant that was being built. Everything she did was coordinated by the power company: she wasn’t “on the economy.”
I understand there are a lot of opportunities in India now for Indians living here in the US; I know staffing is one area where some go back. As a Westerner I couldn’t imagine it...
I was visiting all the places associated with the life and times of the Buddha . Unfortunately they are all in India . All 3 times I got deathly ill with bronchial infections , from breathing all the dried crap that mixes into dust and that’s what you breathe . Constantly .
the people that migrate are the people of culture and class , wealthy enough to leave and wealthy enough to obtain western education and levels of employment and creativity . They are not the vast masses of ordinary Indians . Countless millions of deeming lower classes defile the entire country , outside of enclaves . They do little to adhere to the higher aspirations of their religion , they are racist , sexist , unbelievably greedy and cunning , and often dangerous as can be . Why? Because they are desperately poor and have no hopes or goals in life . Little matters , just survival . Look at this as some sort of future model if socialism succeeds in America . A true zombie(like) apocalypse!
the 1st things that happens , in Calcutta at least , is that the airport entry officials try to extort your for ‘foreign currency ‘ , delaying you at their post , while their cohorts in baggage claim locate and rifle your belongings . Reports and claims to India Airlines go ignored and unanswered .
the Paks ARE Indians ....all cut of the same clothe , just different religious over-lays
tons of hippies and Euro trash , rasta japanaese and so-called spiritual seekers from all over travel there all the time , independently.They are all targets and marks . Easy rupee . The only safe way to see India is to book into a guided tour , with all accommodations and activities secured and pre-planned . I never did it that way but on retrospect , wished I had.
I got the worst bronchial infection of my life from just breathing dust in Oklahoma. I understand how people died from dust pneumonia back during dust bowl times.
I coughed so hard with my bronchitis that I bled into my eyeballs and my vision is not as sharp as it was. Next time I go to Oklahoma I will have a dust mask with me.
I’ve read about India and seen it on tv for practically all my life, but as P.J. O’Rourke observed, everything is different when you smell it.
Sometimes I wish I could afford to go places, but I think I’d be disappointed, compared to seeing them in magazines and videos.
” but I think Id be disappointed,
And sometimes you’d be enchanted as I was with Copenhagen.
I liked Amsterdam, but I’d never given it any thought until my mother decided that was where we were going. She liked Scandinavia, too.
I have read comments like this written by British civil service and military types 150 years ago saying the same thing albeit in a bowdlerized manner. The excrement flakes from centuries blown about by the winds during the incredible heat of the ‘dry season’ was a major reason to move women and children to various hill stations until the heat broke and the rains came.
“Ive read about India and seen it on tv for practically all my life, but as P.J. ORourke observed, everything is different when you smell it.”
We have enough honest Indians here in NJ that would warn you off from going to India.
“Sometimes I wish I could afford to go places, but I think Id be disappointed, compared to seeing them in magazines and videos.”
I know what you mean; a co-worker went on an Alaska cruise, and when he returned he said it never measured up to what he imagined it would be...
My mother and her friends did an Alaska cruise. She said it was okay, but she’d seen plenty of killer whales at Sea World, and scenery is just scenery. The Upper and Lower Danube (separate trips) was her favorite cruise.
The differences between Pakistanis and Indians...