US Tourist Alleged Gang-Rape in India


Dharmashala: In yet another instance highlighting the growing crime against in India, an American tourist has alleged that she was raped by two men in the popular hill station of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.

The 46-year-old woman, who is on her first visit to India, has said in her complaint to the police that she was walking through a crowded market area on Tuesday evening when she was attacked. She alleges that she was drugged and raped.

“She says she had gone out for dinner at around 9 pm. When she was returning at around midnight, someone grabbed her and then she fell unconscious. She said when she came to, she realized she had been raped. She then went to the police station,” said senior police officer Renu Sharma.

The woman had reportedly come from California a month ago and was alone. She visited other popular hill towns Kullu and Manali before coming to Dharamsala, famed for its Tibetan community and home to the Dalai Lama.

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