Malaysian woman allegedly raped while on business trip to India

NEW DELHI - A Malaysian woman on a business trip to India is alleged to have been raped by a man she met there.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape, Bernama reported.

The woman said in her complaint that she arrived in Jaipur, the capital of the western state of Rajasthan, three days ago on a business trip.

She said she dined with a man in a five-star hotel on Thursday night after which he drove her to an isolated place and allegedly raped her in the car after offering her a drink laced with some drugs.

He then left her in front of the hotel where she was staying, said the report.

The woman managed to reach a police car and lodged a complaint. The man, a resident of the nearby Bhilwara town, was arrested within three hours.

"We have registered a case and are interrogating him," the report quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police Amandeep Singh as saying.

About 25,000 rapes are committed every year in India, a nation of 1.3 billion people.

Earlier this year, a 51-year old Danish woman was allegedly gang-raped in Delhi. She was robbed and raped at knife point.

In another case, an 18-year-old German was also reportedly raped by a man sharing her compartment on a train travelling from Mangalore to Chennai in southern India.

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