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Delhi police hunt for more suspects over Danish tourist's gang-rape

Published on Jan 16, 2014 2:09 PM
 
A statue adorns a corner of the yard of the SE Road Railway Officers Club on Jan 15, 2013, where a Danish tourist visiting India was allegedly raped in New Delhi on Jan 14, 2014. Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi on Thursday as they hunted for a further six men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has put the country's record on sexual violence back into the spotlight. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi on Thursday as they hunted for a further six men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has put the country's record on sexual violence back into the spotlight.

Police announced the arrest of two homeless men late on Wednesday who are suspected of taking part in the assault and robbery of the 51-year-old victim on Tuesday.

The tourist, travelling alone and in Delhi after visiting the Taj Mahal, had lost her way as she returned to her hotel in the main backpacker's area and apparently approached the group for directions.

"We have already arrested two of the eight suspects in the case and are still carrying out raids across different locations to nab others," Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police Alok Kumar told AFP.

 
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