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Danish rape: 2 accused sent to custody

Posted on Jan 16 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Jan 16 : A Delhi court on Thursday remanded two men, who were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape of a Danish woman, to three-day police custody.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested the two suspects.

A 51-year-old Danish woman had alleged that she was raped and robbed by several men on Tuesday when she had sought their help in finding her way back to her hotel in Paharganj area.

The woman left India on Wednesday morning but after lodging a complaint in which she said she was robbed of her ipad, money in Euro currencies and also raped by the men in the heart of the national capital's Connaught Place area.

When she asked for some help in finding her address, she was accosted by the men who took her to a desolate place and allegedly raped her.

The police had earlier taken several people into custody.

The incident followed the sexual assault of a German woman in Chennai bound Mangalore Express.

Several cases of sexual assault on foreigners have been reported in the recent past.

Several foreign countries have issued advisories to their nationals, especially women, on taking all caution while in India after the spate of assaults and the brutal and fatal gangrape of the Delhi Braveheart in December 2012 in a bus, an incident that triggered nationwide outrage against rapes.

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