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Britain and France warn over rape threat in India

Published on Jan 17, 2014 6:24 PM
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Britain and France have revised their travel advisories for India to warn visitors about the risk of sexual attacks following two new rape cases involving German and Danish tourists in recent weeks.

A 51-year-old Danish tourist was robbed and gang-raped at knife-point in New Delhi on Tuesday after she lost the way back to her hotel and stopped to ask directions near the backpacker's area of the city.

A day before, an 18-year-old German charity worker told police in southern India she had been raped on an overnight train by an Indian passenger.

"Women travellers should exercise caution when travelling in India even if they are travelling in a group," the British advisory posted on the government website said.

 
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