Canadian national allegedly raped in Delhi by manager of a guest house

Delhi man accused of raping Canadian woman

The woman met the accused at a pub in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas, who then took her to a guest house where he is working as a manager

 

The Hush Post: In another shocking sexual violence incident against women, a 20-year-old Canadian nationality woman was allegedly raped at an East Delhi guest house.

The police said she was raped by manager of a guest house, whom she had befriended at a pub in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas, on Wednesday, according to a report.

After the alleged rape, the woman visited AIIMS on the advice of her Indian friend and then called the police. Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (South), said a rape case was registered on her complaint and the 25-year-old suspect has been arrested.

The woman is on a visit to India with her two female friends. Since she knew a family in Delhi, she decided to visit the national capital for a few days and had arrived here on Monday, police said as per a report.

On Tuesday night, the woman and her companions accompanied the family friend to a pub in Hauz Khas where more common friends joined in. The suspect was among the gathering.

“The man befriended the woman at the pub. Later, he invited her to his place,” said the DCP.

According to another investigator, the place the woman was taken around 12.30 am on Wednesday was a guest house in East Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar where the accused man works as manager.

“According to the woman’s statement, the accused raped her at the guest house. The woman somehow managed to escape and took a cab and called her friend who advised her to reach AIIMS and call the police,” said the investigator.

She made a call to the police control room around 2.30 am on Wednesday after which a police team reached the hospital and noted her statement. She had provided sufficient details about the suspect for the police to reach his guest house.

The accused was arrested on Wednesday and produced before a magistrate.

The case comes just after few days of Thomson Reuters report which said India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence.

 

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