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Police arrest two over gang-rape of Danish tourist in Delhi

Published on Jan 16, 2014 4:46 AM
A view of the Road Railway Officers Club yard where a Danish tourist visiting India was allegedly raped in New Delhi on January 14, after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions. -- PHOTO:AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Police on Wednesday arrested two homeless men over the alleged gang-rape of a Danish tourist who lost her way in New Delhi - the latest high-profile case to shine a spotlight on women's safety in India.

The incident involving the 51-year-old comes just weeks after the country marked the first anniversary of the death of a student who was gang-raped on a moving bus in the capital in an attack that sent shockwaves across the nation.

The Danish tourist approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj district, reportedly after visiting a city museum.

Up to six "youngsters" dragged her to a secluded part of a garden near the New Delhi railway station where they robbed and assaulted her at knife-point, police said.

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