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Posted on Nov 06, 01:58PM | IBNS
: The Mumbai Police have released the sketch of the suspected rapist of a 27-year-old Spanish woman in Bandra area of suburban Mumbai on Monday, reports said on Tuesday.
The police created the sketch on the basis of the description given by the victim, who was earlier thought to be a German woman.
Seven men have been detained in connection with the case, police said.
The police have formed eight teams to investigate the matter.
The victim has not identified anyone so far, the police said. The police suspected that the accused is a serial thief.
The victim, who resides in an upscale housing society in Bandra area of suburban Mumbai was allegedly raped and robbed at knife point in the wee hours of Monday.
According to police, the incident occurred early in the morning between 3-30 and 4-30 am when a burglar entered her apartment on the Perry Cross Road through the window and caught the woman unawares.
The woman was in her sleep when the robber entered the apartment. Her room mate was away in Kerala.
The man, who is yet to be arrested, robbed her of valuables like foreign currencies, cameras and handycams and also raped her, the complaint said.
The victim is a musician by profession, reports said.
The victim herself came to Bandra police station and lodged the complaint following which she was taken to a hospital for medical examination.
Media reports said the terrified woman had been hiding in a toilet for over an hour after she was raped fearing for her life.
Mumbai, a city considered safe for girls, recently witnessed a series of attack on women, including one in which a young lawyer was brutally killed by an avenging watchman after she rebuked him for stalking her for days.