US Tourist, Who Came To India For The First Time, Alleges Gangrape In Dharmshala

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 2:57 pm

A US woman, who reportedly came from California to India a week ago, alleged that she was gangraped in Dharamshala  in Himachal Pradesh.

The 46-year-old woman, in her complaint, said that she was drugged and raped on Monday night, when she was on her way back to her hotel after dinner.

She was staying at a hotel in Kotwali Bazaar locality of Dharamsala for the past one week.

The police have registered a case of a rape and constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Renu Sharma to probe the incident.


Sharma, told NDTV:

“She says she had gone out for dinner at around 9 pm. When she was returning at around midnight, someone grabbed her and then she fell unconscious. She said when she came to consicousness , she realized she had been raped.”

Sharma added the woman was visiting India for the first time. She visited other popular hill towns Kullu and Manali before Dharamsala.

“Her medical examination report is awaited. Efforts are on to nab the accused,” the DSP said.