A tourist guide offers an Italian woman to show her Amitabh Bachchan’s house. Then takes a cab, buys some liquor and rapes her in the cab
The Hush Post: A 37-year-old woman from Italy was allegedly raped by a tour guide in a cab in Mumbai’s Juhu.
The police said the victim in her complaint on Friday mentioned that she had taken a bus for a sightseeing on June 14 when she met the accused.
“She met the accused during the bus tour on June 14. He introduced himself as a tour guide and the woman hired him,” a police officer said.
After the bus tour ended at 7 pm in Juhu that day, the accused offered to show the woman the bungalow of actor Amitabh Bachchan, which was in the area.
“He then promised to drop her to the hotel in Colaba where she was staying. A cab was booked by the accused and the complainant has told us that he stopped the vehicle nearby to buy liquor,” the police officer said.
“She has said that the accused forced her to consume alcohol and also touched her inappropriately. He then raped her in the car.”
Subsequently, the victim approached the Italian embassy, which asked her to file a case with the Mumbai police. The woman gave her statement to Colaba police station, which later transferred the case to Juhu police station.
“A rape case has been filed and police teams are searching for the accused. Investigation is on,” said a police officer in Juhu. The woman came to India in December 2017 and has been here ever since.
India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and behaviour, according to a poll of global experts.