A 51-year-old Danish woman was robbed and raped by a group of men near the New Delhi railway station, police said on Wednesday.
The Dane, who came to India on New Year’s day, had gone to visit a museum on Tuesday evening but lost her way to her hotel in Paharganj near the New Delhi Railway Station.
Around 4 p.m. a group of men lured her to an isolated spot where she was robbed of her iPad and cash and then raped by six men, one of who had a knife, police said.
She was kept hostage for more than three hours, and somehow reached her hotel around 7 p.m.
A police officer told IANS that the woman was highly traumatised when she reached the police station. “She was bruised on her face and neck.”
The manager of her hotel called the police around 9.30 p.m. Police said several suspects have been detained for questioning.
“They are all vagabonds,” the official said.
The Danish embassy has been informed and the woman is expected to leave for Denmark on Wednesday.
Police said the woman, who returned to Delhi on Monday after visiting Agra, has said she will return to India to depose if needed.
PTI, quoting sources, said the woman had refused to undergo a medical test.
This is the second incident of its kind Delhi Police have reported within a fortnight.
A 33-year-old Polish woman was allegedly raped by a cab driver and abandoned near the Nizamuddin railway station on January 3.