India: 51 year-old Danish tourist gang-raped in Delhi, police nab suspects

January 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

Jan 15, – Delhi Police detained 15 men in connection with the gang rape of a Danish tourist in a central part of India’s capital, the latest incident exposing the dangers for women in the world’s second-most populous nation.

hromedia 51-year-old Danish tourist gang-raped, looted; police nab six suspects intl. news2The 51-year-old woman was raped at knife-point by a group of men between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. yesterday in Paharganj neighborhood, Deepak Mishra, special commissioner of the police, said in a phone interview. The area is within 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) of the presidential palace and contains many hotels.

“Police have identified the men involved in the crime and are conducting further investigation,” Mishra said.

The case adds to safety concerns that have deterred women from visiting a nation where the number of reported rapes jumped 57 percent over the past decade. Indian leaders have struggled to alter male attitudes that have left women vulnerable even after the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December 2012 triggered an international uproar.

“The message being sent to the world is that if you are a woman, you shouldn’t come to India alone,” said Ranjana Kumari, director of Centre for Social Research, a women’s advocacy group in New Delhi. “It is a matter of great, great concern that this is happening, and we’re not doing enough to stop these attacks.”

Press journalist for HRO media – M yousaf contributed to this report.

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