Delhi police arrest four men over US woman's gang-rape
The woman said on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four of his friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day�s journey route plan
Delhi police have arrested four men on Monday in relation to the gangrape of a teacher from the US in March this year. The teacher, a resident of Pennsylvania, had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by five people while she was on a sightseeing tour of India earlier this year.
"We arrested four of them a few hours ago. And they, as in the tour guide, driver, cleaner and another hotel employee, have been charged with rape," Delhi police spokesman Dependra Pathak told Agance France Presse. The woman flew back to India last week to answer questions from police authorities regarding the case, and would be able to return to the U.S. in a matter of days after she identifies her rapists in custody, said Pathak.
The woman in her complaint has said that that had hired the tourist guide from an agency suggested by the hotel authorities. The tourist guide befriended her while showing her tourist spots in Delhi and adjoining states. The woman said on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four of his friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day’s journey route plan.
They had drinks in the room together after which the tourist guide forced himself on her. The others also took turns to rape her before leaving the room.
Traumatised by the incident, the woman left India immediately and went back to the US. In her complaint, the woman said that she had not revealed the details of the incident to her family members and had gone into depression. She later approached a lawyer friend of hers, who suggested that she approach an NGO in India and take up the matter.
Speaking to NDTV, the survivor had said that she was not satisfied with the probe and was ready to come to India to identify the accused. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the Delhi Police on Monday demanding as to why its Rape Crisis Cell was not informed when the police recorded the statement
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) is also not happy with handling of the case by police. DCW issued a notice to the Delhi Police on Monday demanding as to why its Rape Crisis Cell was not informed when the police recorded the statement.