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NEW DELHI: In yet another shameful incident for the national capital, a Danish woman was gang-raped by a group of eight scoundrels near the New Delhi railway station on Tuesday evening.
The Danish visitor, who had come to India a week ago and been to Agra and other places, lost her way to Hotel Amax in Paharganj (opposite the New Delhi railway station) while returning from the National Museum in New Delhi.
The 51-year-old woman was accosted by the goons who operate freely at the New Delhi Railway Station.
She was not only gangraped for three hours but also robbed of her cash and belongings by the goons. When she managed to reach her hotel, she confided her ordeal in a fellow tourist in the hotel. The hotel owner called police.
The woman left for Denmark on Wednesday morning without submitting herself to a medical test.
Reacting to the report, the Danish Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen said, “We have in our Travel Advice referred to the particular risk there is in India for sexual crimes obviously we will look at whether we need to sharpen it further.’’
The gangrape incident comes within days of the rape of a Polish woman by a taxi driver from Mathura to Delhi on January 4.
The incident has left many in the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which formed the government in Delhi last month, red-faced.
But since the Delhi Police is under the control of the Central government, there is little the Aam Aadmi Party government can do to change policing in the Indian capital.
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