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S. Korean tourist allegedly drugged, raped in India

Published on Feb 1, 2013 5:36 PM
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Indian protestors holds placards as they shout slogans during a protest against December's brutal gang-rape of a New Delhi student on Jan 29, 2013. A South Korean student holidaying on her own in India was allegedly drugged and raped by the son of a hotel owner as she visited a tiger reserve in central India, police said on Friday, Feb 1. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A South Korean student holidaying on her own in India was allegedly drugged and raped by the son of a hotel owner as she visited a tiger reserve in central India, police said on Friday.

The 23-year-old college student has filed a police case saying she was raped on Jan 14 after returning to the hotel from a safari at the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh state.

"The incident happened last month but she said she did not have the courage to report it right away. She approached us on Thursday and we have registered a case against the accused," inspector Prakash Kulkarni said.

Kulkarni, a police officer in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra state where the complaint was made, said the case had been transferred to his counterparts in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

 
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